Civil Rights Movement Lessons (Free Packet)

This is a packet I made for the kids to explore some of the deep, underlying issues of the Civil Rights Movement.  Here are some of the topics we are exploring:

What are rights? What’s the difference between a right and a privilege? What does it mean to be treated fairly? What groups do you belong to? Have you ever judged anyone by what they look like (by their clothes? appearance?)? Do you know these tough terms — bias, prejudice, stereotype, discrimination, race, racism?  Have you heard a powerful speech? Interview someone who was alive in the 1950s and 1960s and ask them about their experiences and recollections of the Civil Rights Movement.

We’re really been enjoying these activities/conversations. A couple of days ago, we talked about the differences between privileges and rights… The kids quickly saw that playing minecraft or doing sports were a privilege, but that eating, breathing, drinking and so forth were a right. I have to admit there was a certain amount of silliness to the conversation too, but after reigning the conversation back around I think they really understood.  The kids absolutely loved the activities around the Sneetches (I’ll share a bit more about that tomorrow, though.)   We’ve only done a few pages of the packet, but I wanted to share it since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is coming up pretty soon.

I’m excited for the kids to do the “Civil Rights Interviews” with their grandparents. I’m actually curious to hear what they have to say (probably more curious and interested than the kids will be!!) 

Civil Rights Movement Lessons – Prejudice Stereotypes Groups and More

Rights, Privileges, Equality, Fairness, Groups, Discrimination, Bias, Prejudice, Stereotypes, Racism, Making People Proud, The Power of Speeches and more…

CivilRightsMovement-Lessons

Other posts in this series: 

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Other posts from our Civil Rights Movement unit:
**Free Civil Rights Packet: Timeline of Events Leading to the Civil Rights Movement — This packet covers the 350 year history prior to the Civil Rights Era.  It also includes several pages of photos so kids can make their own timeline.
**Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement (free packet) : Covering the main events of the Civil Rights period such as
  • Emmett Till
  • Rosa Parks
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Little Rock 9: Little Rock Central High School
  • Greensboro Sit-Ins
  • Ruby Bridges attends a new elementary school
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Freedom Rides
  • The Children’s Crusade
  • March on Washington
  • Selma and more

Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement

**Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

 

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**Civil Rights Movement: School Integration, Sit-Ins and Selma – books and movies my kids loved

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  1. Amy says:

    Thank you!!! These are great resources!!!

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