Essential Questions for Social Studies: Civil Rights Movement

During the historic Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s, African Americans strengthened efforts to achieve their rights. This unit will help you to begin a class discussion about oppression, social action, civil rights around the world, and more! See Full Product Description.

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Can separate be equal? Why does racial prejudice still exist? During the historic Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans strengthened efforts to achieve their rights. This unit will help you to begin a class discussion about oppression, social action, civil rights around the world, and more!

This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea—Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings—Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List—Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions—A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2
  • CCSS.Math.Cont.5.OA.B.3
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