Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation

PDF

ISBN

978-1-940457-12-3

This resource connects our Civil Rights Historical Investigations unit with writing prompts that align with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

Civil Rights Historical Investigations is three teaching units that explore the civil rights movement from 1950s through 1970s. This supplement includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that require students to gather evidence from the unit’s rich collection of primary documents, use that evidence to make claims about the past, and craft a formal argumentative essay. The resource features effective writing strategies for general use in the social studies classroom. 

 

Related Content

Print book,
PDF
Holocaust

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Holocaust and Human Behavior

This resource provides writing prompts and strategies that align Holocaust and Human Behavior with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

Teaching Strategy

Life Road Maps

Enrich students’ understanding of a historical or literary figure by having students draw the figure’s life journey.

Lesson
Race in US History

Eugenics and the Progressive Era: Living Newspapers

Students gain a more complex understanding of the Progressive Era in the United States and consider what it means to re-present history by using primary source documents.

Lesson
Democracy & Civic Engagement

The Rule of Law and Why It Matters

Students create a working definition of rule of law and investigate how it's challenged and valued in countries around the world.

Search Our Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.