Lessons on Civil Rights Movement in the United States (1954–1965)

Discover the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States with our comprehensive lesson plans. The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal period in American history that aimed to secure equal rights for Black Americans under the law. Despite the abolition of slavery during the Civil War, discrimination against Black Americans persisted, particularly in the Southern states. By the mid-20th century, a movement for civil rights emerged, led by figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Little Rock Nine. Through peaceful protests, acts of civil disobedience, and legal action, the Civil Rights Movement sought to end discrimination, prejudice, and violence against Black Americans and promote social justice.

Our lesson plans provide students with an in-depth understanding of this important period in American history and the personalities that shaped it. The lesson plans include primary and secondary sources, interactive activities, quizzes, research tasks, and kahoots! All lessons are editable to allow teachers to modify the content to match their teaching style and the learning needs of their students. We also include various historical sources, opinions and perspectives about what happened to help students reach the most likely conclusions.

Our lessons are designed to be interactive and engaging, allowing students to learn about the Civil Rights Movement through various mediums. Students will be able to understand the perspectives of both the activists and the opposition. They can analyse the sources and events to develop their own conclusions.

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was pivotal in American history. Students need to understand the significance of this movement and its impact on shaping the country as we know it today. It is a topic that is relevant to American history and the understanding of human rights, and the fight for equality. Our lesson plans are designed to help students understand the Movement’s importance and appreciate the sacrifices made by the activists to make America a more just and equal society.

Freedom Rides 1961 USA PowerPoint

Freedom Rides 1961

In a pivotal moment in American history, the Freedom Rides of 1961 set out to challenge the blatant disregard for […]

Legacy of the Jim Crow Laws worksheet

Legacy of the Jim Crow Laws

Step back in time to the visceral era of the Jim Crow laws, when the U.S., especially its Southern states, […]

Montgomery Bus Boycott Classroom Worksheet

Montgomery Bus Boycott

The “Montgomery Bus Boycott”, is a vibrant history lesson plan that brings the past to life in an accessible, engaging, […]

Segregation, education & Brown v. Board of Education (1954) PowerPoint

Education & Brown v. Board of Education

Embark on a profound journey into America’s past with Segregation, Education & Brown v. Board of Education (1954) lesson plan. […]

Little Rock PowerPoint

Little Rock Nine

Discover an enriching experience with our “Little Rock Nine” history lesson plan. The year is 1957, Little Rock, Arkansas. As […]

Personalities and groups during the Civil Rights Movement in the USA (1954-1965) Assessment Task worksheet

Significant Individuals and Groups during the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement: Understanding Significant Individuals and Groups The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal moment in the history […]

Ku Klux Klan and Lynching lesson plan for the Civil Rights Movement Curriculum

Ku Klux Klan and Lynching

The Ku Klux Klan and Lynching lesson comprehensively examines one of the darkest periods in American history. This lesson plan […]

Awakening Film Worksheet - Civil Rights in the USA

Civil Rights Film Worksheet

Bring the Civil Rights Movement to life in your classroom with the Awakening Film Worksheet, a comprehensive and interactive lesson […]

Significant People of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA lesson plan PowerPoint

Personalities of the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement in the USA was a time of significant social and political change, and the actions and […]

Jim Crow Laws Source Analysis worksheet

Jim Crow Laws Source Analysis

The Jim Crow Laws were a series of state and local laws in the United States that mandated racial segregation […]

US Presidents during the Civil Rights Movement 1930s-1968 worksheet

US Presidents in the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement in the USA was a pivotal moment in modern history and saw significant progress towards racial […]

Civil Rights Movement Interactive Tour and worksheet lesson plan

Civil Rights Movement Interactive Tour

The Civil Rights Movement is an essential part of modern history and is vital in the fight for racial equality […]

Rosa Parks Inquiry-based Lesson Worksheet

Rosa Parks Inquiry-based Lesson

The “Rosa Parks Inquiry-based lesson” is an excellent resource for history teachers who want to provide their students with a […]

Civil Rights Movement USA 'Hot Spots' worksheet lesson plan

Civil Rights Movement USA ‘Hot Spots’

The Civil Rights Movement USA “Hot Spots” worksheet is a valuable teaching resource that provides an interactive and engaging way […]

Civil Rights Movement Find-a-word worksheet

Civil Rights Movement Find-a-word

The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal moment in American history that saw activists fighting for equal rights for all […]

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