Civil Rights Movement 1965-68
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Why, and in what ways, did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?

This is a particularly dramatic and fascintating period of history in the a study of the Civil Rights movement in the USA.

Part 1: Teacher Lectures

Multimedia lecture [1]: WHY did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?

Multimedia lecture [2]: IN WHAT WAYS did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?

These two detailed online presentation lectures are designed to be delivered by the teacher. Each one comes complete with media clips from a wide variety of sources. Questions for discussion are provided within the slides and students should be encouraged to consider these as well as take detailed notes.

Part 2: Student Research and Presentations

Student research tasks / presentation instructions
Each member of the class chooses one research task from a list of 10 options provided. Suggested sources and approaches are given in the worksheet. The students should then share their findings with the class. Links to useful sources are provided, such as this playlist of civil rights songs from the period.

 

Sample presentations by students

Music Malcolm X Nina Simone Black Panthers

 

Part 3: Essay Planning

The class should then convert their completed notes into an essay answering the question "For what reasons, and with what results, did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?".

Model Essay: For what reasons, and with what results, did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?
A sample essay written by me which I share with students for discussion purposes after they have completed their own assignment.

 

 


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