High School History Activity: The Civil Rights Movement

Travel back in time to the 1950s, during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. You are a journalist covering several key stories and are tasked with following some iconic figures and covering historic events. Review the information that is given for each section and do some research on your own, then write an article to your editor covering the event. To get started you can utilize these journalism activities. Once you’ve traveled America, publish and print your story covering the movement.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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