Civil Rights Seminar 

Grades: 9th & 10th

Type: Awareness 

Academic Goals: 

(Social studies) Understand why and how people take action to address injustice.

(Leadership) With our Civil Rights seminar, our goal was to communicate effectively with others while we demonstrated effective team-building skills.

(English) Effectively use oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills to illustrate why the topic is enduring - Gather relevant information from multiple sources.

Description: To talk about civil rights in solely "feel-good" language, or as a thing of the past fails to help students examine how social injustice manifests itself today. The goal of this unit of study is to develop a thorough understanding of the civil rights movement in the 1950s & ’60s. Then make this history relevant to students' lives by gathering information with a focus on what social injustices exist today.

Project question: Why is understanding the Civil Rights movement important?