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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grade 8 Social Studies - Week One

Printable Version - Week One Learning Board

8th  Grade

Social Studies

Week 1 March 30-April 3

Theme: Civil Rights Movements

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • describe how the Civil Rights Movement changed America
  • list the events that took place during the Civil Rights Movement
  • explain the significance of the Civil Rights Movement to the lives of Americans

Lessons

Lesson 1: How did the Civil Rights Movement change America?

Lesson 2: List the events that took place during the Civil Right Movement.

 

Keep the guiding questions in mind as you engage in the tasks.

Virtual Learning

Video 1 

Video 2

Video 3

 

Newsela

Birth of the Civil Rights Movement, 1941-1954

Heroes of the civil rights movement were not all men

Why the children of Birmingham marched

Read the articles and complete the quiz

Practice Sheets

Mixed Reactions Skills Sheet

Civil Rights Movement Vocabulary Practice Sheet

Independent Civic Action Project

Project 1

 

Videos

Video 1

Video 2

Enrichment Activities

Civil Rights Movement Photography: View the photographs and write a personal reflection.

The Freedom Movement in Art: Create a drawing that represents a civil rights event.

I Have A Dream Skit Ask a family member/s to act out this skit.

Historical Texts

Primary Source 1

Primary Sources: Civil Rights Act of 1964

Assessments

Poster- Create a poster that represents how the Civil Rights Movement changed America.

Graphic Novel Strip- Create a graphic novel strip that outline three events that were a part of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Vocabulary

Civil Rights: Rights that guarantee freedom and equality to everyone.

Activism: the act of doing something, like participating in a march or boycott to create change in the world.

Discrimination: Prejudice or unjust behavior to others based on differences in age, race, gender, and so on.

Civil Rights Movement Vocabulary

Segregation: The act or practice of keeping people or groups apart.

 

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