Civil Rights (Social Studies Project)

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Civil Rights (Social Studies Project)

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CI 467 Social Studies ProjectCasey Baker, Kimmi Kroot, and Catie Trofimuk

Art Activity:Children will create their own picket poster for our protest around the school.

Music Activity:The students will listen to some of the protest songs from the civil rights music

Drama Activity: After completion of their protest posters, the students will use them in our our march for civil rights around the outside of our school.

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Reading/Writing Activity:After watching The Story of Ruby Bridges, students will write their own poem about what they think it would have been like to be in Ruby's shoes.

Annotated Bibliography (Part 1) "Freedom Summer Read Aloud." YouTube. YouTube, 06 Aug. 2012. Web. 03 Nov. 2013. .This book is about two young friends, one African American and one Caucasian, and they love to go swimming together in the creek by their house. Unfortunately they cannot go swimming together at the local public pool because it is “White’s Only”. Then the boys get the greatest news yet, the pool will be open to all people and they couldn’t be more excited. This book provides readers with a chance to see what it was like to have a friend who was different than them at a time in history when being different was not the easiest thing to do. Johnson, Angela, and Eric Velasquez. A Sweet Smell of Roses. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 2005. Print.We chose to include this book in our unit because it is about 2 young sisters who sneak out of their parents’ house to go to a freedom march across town. This goes well with our unit about children’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement because it talks about how these two sisters participate in the march for the freedom of them and all their family and friends. Robinet, Harriette. Walking to the Bus-rider Blues. New York: Atheneum for Young Readers, 2000. Print.We chose to include this book in our unit because it is about two young siblings who have to investigate when their family is close to not being able to pay their rent and then their money is being stolen. They make a difference by helping their family to help them stay afloat in the hard economic times.Shelton, Paula Young, and Raúl Colón. Child of the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010. Print. We picked this game because it was an autobiographical account from author Shelton about her life growing up in the south. She watched her father, who was an activist, as well as her Uncle Martin (Luther King, Jr.). As she grew up she helped make a bigger and bigger impact on the fight for Civil Rights. Weatherford, Carole Boston, and Jerome Lagarrigue. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins. New York: Dial for Young Readers, 2005. Print.We chose to include this book because it is about a young girl who observes the lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina, and she realizes that change is just around the corner. Because the main character in this book, Connie, is too young to take part in marches and other events, she was old enough to help her brother and sister make signs. This shows that people of all ages could help make a difference.

Common Core Standards for UnitCCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.We are using a Glogster that uses multimedia such as music, audio books, electronic books, etc that will have the students reflecting on what they heard or read or viewed from all different outlets.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of eventsWe are going to discuss with students how people such as Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez and others fought for their rights through their actions and how their actions affected their respective movements. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.After hearing the story of Ruby Bridges, the students will have to write from their point of view how they would have felt in Ruby’s shoes.

Annotated Bibliographyy (Part 2) Birtha, Becky. Grandmama's Pride. Illus. Colin Bootman. N.p.: Albert Whitman, 2005. Youtube. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. .In this story Sarah Marie while learning to reads experiences the segregation of the south while visiting her grandmother in the summer of 1956. By the next summer things have changed and segregation has been thwarted. This picture book presents readers with a child’s point of view of segregation. Coles, Robert. The Story of Ruby Bridges. Illus. George C. Ford. Scholastic Inc., 1995. Youtube. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. In this picture book the story of Ruby Bridges a six-year-old African American girl in 1960 who entered a white only school in New Orleans. This book provides reader’s with a child’s point of view of the struggles that came with integrations. Mason, Margaret H. These Hands. Illus. Floyd Cooper. N.p.:Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Schooltube. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. In this story an African American grandfather tells his grandson about all the things his hands could do even when faced with opposition by racism in the 1950s and1960s. In the end the grandson tells his grandfather all he can do. This picture book provides a lesson that children today are where they because of the hard work of their ancestors. Morrison, Toni. Remember: The Journey to School Integration. N.p.:Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Print. In this nonfiction book, historical photographs paired with informative text tell the story of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education and the integration of schools. This book’s overarching theme is present to reader directly by the author as she states, “this book is about you. Even though the main event in the story took place many years ago, what happened before it and after it is now part of all our lives”. Pinkney, Davis. Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down. Illus. Brian Pinkney. N.p.: Little, Brown and Company, 2010. Print.This piece of children’s literature tells the story of four African American College students who peacefully protested at a Lunch counter in North Carolina in 1960. This book presents readers with story where students are participating in the civil rights movement.


Image Ciations "Map of Free and Slave States 1857." Vintage Printable. N.p., n.d. Web.4 Nov. 2013. . Bettmann, and Corbis. Picketers calling for integration of St. Louis public schools. AARP. AARP,n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013. .ext hereMorales, Yuyi. Cover of the book Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Good Reads. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.

Thematic Ideas:1) The fight for Civil Rights are ongoing and the struggle is universal2) Equality among race, age, religious belief, etc. The students should recognize that it didn't matter who they were, they can make a difference if they try

Annotated Bibliography (Part 3) Evans, Shane. We March. New York: Roaring Brook, 2012. Print.We chose this book because it is about one specific day throughout the Civil Rights movement, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Along with fabulous illustrators, the author makes this day come alive to the readers. Children would benefit from reading this because they get to see that children their own age were part of the march with their families, and even got to hear Martin Luther King Jr. give his "I Have a Dream" speech.Miller, Connie Colwell. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2007. Print.We chose this book because it is a graphic novel that tells the story of Rosa Parks' 1955 arrest for not giving up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, and the boycott it started. Even though it does not directly relate to children, it is still a good read for them so they see people of all ages were involved in the Civil Rights movement.Partridge, Elizabeth. Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary. New York, NY: Viking, 2009. Print.We chose this book because although it focuses on the brave children who faced horrible violence in order to march alongside King. It's an inspiring book explaining what people had to go through for blacks to win the right to vote, with the addition of emotional black-and-white photos. Children who read this will be engaged with the pictures and also be highly informed as well.Rochelle, Belinda. Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights. New York: Lodestar, 1993. Print.We chose this book because it is geared towards children and their direct involvement of the Civil Rights movement. It provides and insightful look into the lives of Claudette Colvin, who played a major part in the Montgomery bus boycott, and fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Eckford, who tried to integrate a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, and many other children who had a part in the Civil Rights movement.Shore, Diane ZuHone. This Is the Dream. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006. Print.This book puts readers in the place of children during the Civil Rights movements. These are the students that marched for the first desegregated school, passengers who boycotted the buses, and the leaders who stood up and spoke for everyone. This illustrated book demonstrates the American experience before, during, and after the Civil Rights movement.

Bilingual Elements:1) Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez/Cosechando Esperanza by Kathleen Krull2) Cesar Chavez La lucha por la justicia/ Cesar Chavez The Struggle for Justice by Richard Griswold del Castillo, Anthony Accardo and Jose Juan Colin


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