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1 Fifth Grade Social Studies Looking at Unit 8 Overcoming the Past: The Age of Civil Rights March 10, 2009

2 Importance of Technology Television & space exploration (H8d) Importance of visual imagery: – During WWII, people saw footage in newsreels – During Vietnam & the Civil Rights Movement, people saw footage in television – in their living rooms – Beginning of nearly-immediate access to information

3 Thurgood Marshall asures/images/tlc0240.jpg nts.com/ThurgoodMarshalle tal.jpg urthistory.org/02_histor y/subs_timeline/image s_associates/082.html

4 Rosa Parks Student interview with Mrs. Parks shortly before her 1995 death: Detroit News’s coverage of Mrs. Parks’s life: Rosa Parks Library & Museum in Montgomery, AL: %20Pictures/Rosa%20Parks.jpg dal.com/images/RosaParksFro mAlGore.gif vers/par0/large/par0-003.jpg

5 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Papers Stanford: Kid-Friendly MLK Biography from the Library of Congress: Slide Show from later in MLK’s life at Scholastic: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site: The King Center for Non-Violent Social Change:

6 Protest Movements Image: - cotton pickers on strike in Orangeburg, SC in 1963http://crmvet.org/images/imgstrug.htm Why is this image significant? * What events does it tie together? Why is this image significant? * What events does it tie together?

7 Image: Taken in 1965http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/haventohome/timeline/images/_cards/1970_075_card.jpg Why is this image significant? * What do you notice about the people in the image? Why is this image significant? * What do you notice about the people in the image? Protest Movements

8 What do people in Vietnam today call this conflict? Who’s Who of the Vietnam conflict: nam/whos/index.html nam/whos/index.html Timeline of US involvement (teacher reference: /vietnam/timeline.htm /vietnam/timeline.htm Information for teachers (from a Vietnam Veterans’ Organization) & a “virtual Wall”: Photographic story of the conflict from the National Archives: essons/vietnam-photos/. essons/vietnam-photos/ photos/images/marines-on-tank.gif

9 Brown v. Board of Education Complete text of Brown ruling (for exposure – not as a reading lesson): Actual document: content/images/brown-v-board-of-education-m.jpghttp://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/doc- content/images/brown-v-board-of-education-m.jpg Contemporary articles from the Topeka, Kansas Capitol-Journal, as well as coverage of the 50 th anniversary of the ruling: » »

10 Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act Civil Rights Act: Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in – Equal access to public accommodations – Demanded school integration – Ended discriminatory hiring practices Voting Rights Act: Signed into law by President Johnson in – Reinforced 15 th amendment – Outlawed literacy tests & other discriminatory pre-voting measures Image of the Civil Rights Act: Document-based lesson plan on Civil Rights Act: Image of the Civil Rights Act: Image of the Voting Rights Act: Introduction to Voting Rights Act:

11 Passing the 24 th Amendment ( ) “There can be no one too poor to vote.” ~ LBJ Library of Congress mini-presentation: modern_polltax_1.html modern_polltax_1.html 1964 article from Time magazine: 171,897070,00.html 171,897070,00.html Image of the Congressional resolution calling for the amendment: t_Pg1of1_AC.jpg t_Pg1of1_AC.jpg

12 Resources! – RFK’s speech on the night of MLK’s assassination - semi-commercial site – Voices of Civil Rights online exhibit from the Library of Congress – begins with internment of Japanese-Americans and goes through current disability activism – includes documentary images & modern commentary from activists – Annotated images from America.Gov – Homepage of the Civil Rights Movement veterans’ organization – includes first-hand accounts of the Movement, along with numerous images, timelines, news reports, and more – Images & narrative particular to the Albany Movement & subsequent Civil Rights actions in Georgia – Fascinating article about Philo Farnsworth, the “real” inventor of television – Maya Lin’s original designs for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Remember! These are only suggested resources. Make sure to preview these sites before sharing them with your students. You know your students better than I do!

13 Resources for Integration Philo Farnsworth and Television Ellen Sturm Niz Freedom on the Menu Carole Boston Weatherford The Wall Eve Bunting 10,000 Days of Thunder Philip Caputo The Civil Rights Freedom Train Bentley Boyd Rosa Nikki Giovanni Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone Joyce Carol Thomas, ed. Young Thurgood Marshall Eric Carpenter


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