Malcolm X
  • The aim of this lesson is to show a different approach to achieving Civil Rights pursued by Malcolm X.
  • The start of the lesson asks why Malcolm Little changed his name and makes a link to the film by Spike Lee.
  • It follows his early life chronologically and some higher order thinking questions are posed.
  • The lesson then looks at his later life and beliefs and analyses some of his views and most famous quotations in a fun and engaging way.
  • Students have to finally decide the most important aspects of his legacy and prioritise them.
  • The resource comes in PDF and PowerPoint formats if there is a wish to adapt and change.
  • I have also included a retrieval practice activity as well as suggested teaching strategies and differentiated resources to deliver the lesson.
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Created: Jan 17, 2017

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