Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids,...
Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Series: For Kids series
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 605974
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook
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I used this book for background information and research activities on the Civil Rights movement while reading Christopher Paul Curtis' The Watsons Go to Birmingham with my 7th grade students. It really got the students interested in the history of t...
ill discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they’ll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights.