The Pacfic Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects are taught in classrooms at all levels from elementary grades to university courses. We have a great set of resources for educators, including short films, powerpoint slide shows, primary source document sets, maps, photo collections, oral history selections. Below are ready-to-use lesson plans that offer exciting in-class and out of class assignments.
Teacher Books and Webistes
Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension to
enhance understanding. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Miller, D. (2002). Reading with meaning: Teaching comprehension in the primary
grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Oczkus, L. (2009). Interactive think-aloud lessons: 25 surefire ways to engage students and improve comprehension. New York, NY: Scholastic.
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks,
Heroes for Civil Rights,
Martin Luther King Jr., Free At Last
Bridges, Ruby Through My Eyes
Coleman, E. and Geter, T. White Socks Only
Jordon, June Fannie Lou Hamer
If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King
Henry’s Freedom Box
King Jr., Martin Luther I Have a Dream
Meriwether, Louise Don't Ride the Bus on Monday
The School is Not White!
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ringgold, Faith If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
Rochelle, Belinda Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights
Weatherford, Carole Boston Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
Woodson, Jacqueline The Other Side
*Check this for an extensive list for young readers.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks (1913–2005) refused to move from her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to make room for whites. She became widely known as the "mother of the Civil Rights movement."
Rosa Parks (1913–2005) was already involved with the NAACP and voter registration activities before she became a symbol of the civil rights movement. She is pictured here with sociologist Charles Henry Parrish and educator Frederick D. Patterson, at a desegregation seminar at Highlander Folk School in New Market, Tennessee, in 1955.
ii. Topic Sentence: While music was an impact on the Civil Rights Movement, Motown Records is what gave Blacks the confidence to succeed in the only voice they had....
â This research paper will discuss Slavery, Civil Rights and the Constitution, Civil Rights and the Constitution. It will also analyze the evolution of civil rights.
â one of the most famous moments in the history of the American civil rights movement, the refusal by Rosa Parks to “move to the back of the bus” on December 1, 1955.
Jazz performers responded to the force of the civil rights movement byrecording and performing their music. The most ambitious response was the of Max Roach, recorded in August and September1960, andinvolving such major performers as Coleman Hawkins, Abbey Lincoln, andNigerian drummer Olatunji. The was issued on thesmalllabel Candid Records rather than on Max Roach's regular label, Mercury.
But he still believes in our American ideals, and his worry, like mine, is that those now in national power will further betray them. Repealing Obamacare, which has provided coverage to twenty-two million people, including Jim’s family members; cutting safety-net programs; downgrading hard-won advances in civil liberties and civil rights—these things will make the lives of those left out only meaner and harder.
Indoors at the National Civil Rights Museum Stands a Recreation of the Bright Yellow Montgomery City Bus Where Rosa Parks Defied the City’s Segregated Bus Transport Policy. Series: Digital Photographs Relating to America’s Byways, Ca. 1995 – Ca. 2013, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis.
Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans in 1911, and from childhood sangin church. She resisted the lure to secular music saying, "When you singgospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong. But when youare through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on." She firstsang in church store-fronts, but as her recognition grew, she began givingchurch concerts, making records, and touring the U.S. and abroad. She alsosang on radio and television. Jackson became involved with the civilrights movement at the urging of Martin Luther King, Jr. In thisphotograph she is singing at the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom at theLincoln Memorial--a civil rights rally, held on the third anniversary ofthe Brown decision. Jackson also sang just before King's "I have a Dream"speech during the 1963 March on Washington.
- The plight of African American’s in the United States before the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist Movements was characterized by gross abuses, unfair treatment, and subhuman status in many parts of the country.
In 1966 Meredith began a 220-mile "March Against Fear" from Memphis,Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. He hoped to demonstrate a positivechange in the racial climate, but he was shot soon after he commenced themarch. Civil rights leaders rallied to the cause and came to continue themarch from the point at which Meredith fell.
During the Cold War the federal government funded both white prosperity and black containment. Yet African Americans kept on pushing with organized political strategies and social protest movements.