Figures in the Civil Rights Movement

3.11 The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government by identifying the contributions of George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; Rosa Parks; Thurgood Marshall; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Cesar Chavez;

Good morning students! Today is the day that we go back in time to the year of 1954, the beginning of the civil rights movement. This was an exciting time and a dangerous time because many of the ideals that people grew up on were being called into question. So our job is to go into the lives the people who were most influential in the changing of that mind-set, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

Task:

Everyone get into their groups!

Group 1 will be in charge of looking into the life of Rosa Parks. Look up where she is from, what her job was, and why she sat down, and the impact that has today.

The link listed below will take your group to the website we are going to use to gather the information we will need to know about Rosa Parks.

Group 1 - Team Assignments

A. In charge of taking the notes

B. In charge of reading the website

C. In charge of presenting the information

D. In charge of making sure each point if covered

Group 2 will be in charge of looking into the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Look up where he is from, what his job was, and why he started peacefully protesting, and the impact that he had.

The link listed below will take your group to the website we are going to use to gather the information we will need to know about Martin Luther King Jr.

Group 1 - Team Assignments

B. In charge of reading the website

C. In charge of presenting the information

D. In charge of making sure each point if covered

At the end of the assignment, each group will have their presenter present on the material and information that each group was supposed to gather. Both groups will be graded according the accuracy of the information presented and if it met all four criteria; where were they from, what was their job, why did they do what they did, and how did they affect the Civil Rights movement.

In conclusion, this assignment is to get the students thinking about what all went on during the Civil Rights movement and how some key actions helped to set things in motion.

References:

All pictures have been used via Adobe Spark

Websites used:

http://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715

http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086

Teacher Page

This WebQuest is to be used as an extra assignment when teaching on the history of the Civil Rights movement to third grade. Make sure there are two groups or four groups with two groups within one group. Group 1 will be researching Rosa Parks and the impact she had on the Civil Rights movement, while group 2 will be researching Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had the Civil Rights movement. When each group is done with the research, then each group will present a brief 2-3 minute presentation on the information that they found. They will be graded on the accuracy of the information.

Credits:

Created with images by Ron Cogswell - "'It Seemed Like Reaching for the Moon.' -- Virginia Civil Rights Memorial Richmond (VA) 2012" • wnstn - "Rosa Parks Picture" • skeeze - "martin luther king jr i have a" • karen_neoh - "Rosa Parks" • Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com - "Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 (source: Library of Congress)"

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