Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956)
The racial inequality in the United States was the impetus behind the Civil Rights Movement. Understanding more about the history of race in the United States helps to put the events of King's life and his ideas into context. The objective of this lesson is to explore the history of African Americans in the United States.
Homework: Write a research report discussing the history of African Americans in the United States. In what ways did they arrive in the US? What forms of discrimination and racism did they face?
Create a web site about the history of African Americans in the United States. Students can be assigned different pages on the website, writing about different time periods or events. The website can include information about slavery, Jim Crow, important African American figures, and important events.
Write a biography of an important African American. For example...
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