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Civil Rights in America: Which obstacles do African Americans still face today?

Civil Rights in America: Which obstacles do African Americans still face today?

This lesson questions how far the African American community in America has come since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lesson starts with focusing on the inspirational actions of two American athletes during the Mexico Olympics of 1968. The students are questioned on the symbolic nature of their protest and how their message had far reaching implications. Six case studies are investigated by the students from the achievements of Michael Johnson and Barak Obama to the tragic incidents surrounding Rodney King and James Byrd. There is much accompanying video footage as well as differentiated tasks to enable students to make a judgement at the end.
Pilgrim17
Which Year?

Which Year?

A starter for a lesson on World War 2 looking at which year some key events took place.
delenn
Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan

Lesson on the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow Laws. It has lots of activities including engaging starter. There are videos hyperlinked to support the pupils understanding. Plus there is an example exam question on the end of the presentation.
phelps
Locarno Treaties and Kellogg-Briand Pact

Locarno Treaties and Kellogg-Briand Pact

Students have previously researched these two agreements- but this lesson reviews the content of each so this isn't necessarily needed before hand. Examines cartoons about this diplomacy. Each can be developed into a 4 mark source question.
lwallett