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Teaching The 'nuts and bolts' heroes of the civil rights movement

The 'nuts and bolts' heroes of the civil rights movement

Black History Month provides an opportunity to pull back the curtain and turn the spotlight on individuals who made a difference in the successes of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. \n<br><br>\n<i><u>Black History Month: Why Celebrate? (Text 4)</u> -- This article is part of a Knowledge Set exploring reasons for celebrating Black History Month and the impact the Civil Rights Movement continues to have on social activism today. In addition to the frequently lauded heroes of the Civil Rights Movement like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks there were numerous others who played key roles in mobilizing others and tackling issues faced by African-Americans in their commu

Robert McKersie
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can learning about some lesser-known leaders teach us about the role that "regular" people can play in fighting for change?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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