SWBAT identify protest strategies used in present day civil rights movements nationally and internationally.

Students use their tool kits to evaluate sources they have been collecting over the past several days and make connections between the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and current civil rights movements around the world. 


Economic Growth and Reform in Contemporary America (1945-Present)

5.14. Students describe the key events and accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

Historical Research, Evidence and Point of View 

3. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.

4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts. 


Source pack:

  • photographs
  • tool kit
  • previous evening's homework assignment
  • newspaper articles 

Warm Up

Students share the international civil rights movements on which they have been collecting data.

If you  

So let's make list of the conflicts you guys have been learning about.

Now that we have our list if you have the same conflict as a classmate, please sit with them and try to come up with one or two sentences that describes the basis of the conflict.

Added to the list of conflicts, are the two sentence summaries.  The list is created on post-it paper so we can periodically refer to it. 

New Material

Let's take a look at the Palestinians efforts to pattern their civil rights movement after the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-11-15/world/35283321_1_1_jewish-settlements-west-bank-bus-protest


Let's see if we need to change any of our interrogating devices when examining international documents or documents with international content.

With the students we explore, add, delete, and/or alter the interrogating devices. 


Students source the documents they have been collecting about their international civil rights movements.

Papal . . .Evolution
Creator: Deb Milbrath
Source: http://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/11082
Date: July 13, 2013

Peace Talks
Creator: Jehad Awrtani
Source: http://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/11081
Date: July 13, 2013


Exit ticket: Name two commonalities and three differences your chosen international civil rights movement has with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Closure and Reflection

We conclude with a very brief discussion of why is it important that we remain knowledgeable about current international civil rights issues.

Students reflect on what we did well and how we can improve.