American Civil Rights Movement 16th Street Church Bombing

This mini lesson is geared towards 3rd grade and up. It can also be used for emerging readers in higher grades. The Civil Rights Movement of the United States had many different events. These events can be taught to younger students with moderation.

It includes

  • Original 2 page story/biography on the events that took place that day. Intentionally written with younger grades and emerging readers in mind

  • Comprehension questions about the story

  • Vocabulary page with words from the story that might be difficult

  • A cloze sentence page using the vocabulary, to test for transference of the words learned

  • A narrative writing prompt that is designed for critical thinking, connection to real life events and opinion writing

The anniversary of the tragedy is Sept 15. This lesson can be used

  • In remembrance of the event

  • A current news connection as outlets usually mention it on the day

  • A way to introduce the Civil Rights Movement earlier in the year

  • A kick off to Hispanic Heritage Month (Civil Rights for All)

  • Black History Month.

  • At any time of the year

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Created: Jan 14, 2019


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