Civil Rights Historical Investigations

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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

In this resource students trace the development of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. They focus on three of the movement's major events: the murder and trial of Emmett Till, voter discrimination in the South, and the struggle over school desegregation in Boston. By analyzing primary documents, developing historical claims, and drawing connections to their own lives, students actively engage in this important history.

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This resource provides writing prompts and strategies that align Civil Rights Historical Investigations with the expectations of the Common Core State Standard.

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Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

Use this resource on the Eugenics movement of the early 1900s to deepen students' understanding of the history of racism in the United States.

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The Sounds of Change: An Educator's Guide to Visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Designed for visitors to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, this guide explores the social context of several classic soul songs that were produced during the civil rights movement.

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Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile (Spanish edition)

Stitching Truth: Women's Protest Art in Pinochet's Chile (Spanish translation) is the story of the sisters, wives, and mothers who made up the women's protest movement in Chile during Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990). It is an incredible story of courage and resistance.

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