Frank

Hello everyone! This unit plan on the Civil Rights Movement is intended for use in an 11th grade US History class. I feel that this was a very crucial time in our country's history that students do not always fully investigate and look at through a critical lens. I believe that in order for students to really take ownership over the content, that they, and we as teachers, must have opportunities to explore not only the main results of the Civil Rights Movement and the surface information that students tend to learn, but to engage both critically and analytically with people and events from this time period. So how do we do this? First, I believe that students must engage the material through the use of Web 2.0 tools. In this plan, I give students multiple opportunities to create and to learn from web-based materials. As you will see in the individual lessons, I have posted links to a teacher-run blog that will help guide students as they work through several assignments, a link to a typewith.me web-page that will allow students to collaboratively think online about certain aspects of the Civil Rights Movement as prompted in the posted questions to the link. Secondly, this unit plan is a good start for any teacher looking to expand both students' interaction with this content, as well as their use of Web 2.0 technology in the classroom.

As you look through my plans, I encourage you to view the websites and videos both that I have created and that I am using with students, as there are some primary source audio/video clips of Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Please review my materials below, and feel free to chat with me regarding any questions, comments, concerns.

Link to Blog: http://fdemaurosocialstudies.blogspot.com/

Link to Glog: http://cusegrad23.glogster.com/civil-rights-unit-glog-example/

Link to Unit Plan typewith.me example: http://typewith.me/YWExbrYW42