The National Civil Rights Museum is committed to providing educators with resources and materials to aid them in teaching the struggle for freedom and justice to today’s students. Here you will find links to e-Learning activities, the NCRM Teacher’s Curriculum Guide, worksheets, primary source analysis guides, scavenger hunts, and much more.
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Exhibit-Related Lesson Plans for High School Educators
Before the Boycott: This eLearning activity invites students to travel back in time and play the role of a school newspaper reporter assigned to ride the Montgomery, Alabama bus system in 1955. The purpose of the eLearning is to help students understand the complex and inconsistent rules of riding the bus during that period in history. Complete with photos, drop-down menus for glossary and historical references to transportation conditions, legal, social and economic differences between races, the response-driven survey of questions are part of a seven-stop bus tour illustrating ways African Americans were discriminated against. At the end of the assignment, the student is asked to describe his emotions and reactions to the humiliating bus tour. A customized human interest news story is generated from the perspective of the student’s responses. The activity is designed for middle school students but can be adapted for high school students.
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