I have been out of school Thursday and Friday, and am presenting at the NCSS conference in Washington DC. Yes, that’s right, our Little Longhorns get to do the coolest projects, and teachers from around the country want to hear about what we’re up to!
This post is mainly for teachers looking for direction and resources in setting up a civil rights timeline for their students. Like I promised those of you at the presentation, here is the blog post full of links and resources to guide you through setting up this incredible timeline project in your own classrooms.
For a copy of the handout, including lists of resources, click here
Many of the resources discussed in the presentation are available on my TeachersPayTeachers site. These resources include:
- parent letter explaining project
- civil rights movement/project set up powerpoint
- interactive notebook vocabulary (coordinates with powerpoint)
- powerpoint coordinating notes
- civil rights project research packet
- civil rights unit exam
I have done this project with my students for two years in a row now, and they have absolutely loved it. It’s amazing to see how their understanding of the civil rights movement can change and grow throughout an in depth project like this. To see our students’ work from the past two years, check out these blog posts:
Thanks for checking out my presentation, and our work here at UT Elementary! I hope that you take a minute to look around the blog a little bit to see our work in other units of study as well. You can see a more in-depth view of my curriculum here, and much of our work in social studies here.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments. I would love to support any teachers who are wanting to recreate this project in their own classrooms!
Love, Learning, & Lil’ Longhorns,