The History of Resistance: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Join us as we explore Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and investigate the importance of speaking up and speaking out against injustice.
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Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested 29 times? Why and how was this important figure in our history thrown in jail? What does it mean when the same nation that arrested Dr. King celebrates him today? Join us as we explore Dr. King's role in the Civil Rights Movement in his own words. This class is designed for students interested in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We will take a deep dive into the time period by reading and analyzing Dr. King's "Letter from a...
I love teaching, especially modern American history! The Civil Rights Movement is such a critical topic for students to explore and understand. I was fortunate enough to be selected to travel with a group of other teachers to visit important landmarks from the Civil Rights Era. I also had a chance to meet with people who personally participated in the Civil Rights Movement and even a few who worked directly with Dr. King. Each of these individuals was so inspiring and I'm excited to share their stories with you. I have taught a variety of social studies courses in both the traditional classroom and online environment for over 13 years. I love making history come to life through first hand accounts, images and stories. While my background is in middle and high school education, I have worked with younger (and older) learners as well. As a homeschooling mom of two (ages 4 and 7) I love the Outschool concept and how it enables teachers to personalize learning for all! I love helping students dig deep into the past, learn the facts, and then develop their own opinions about critical events in history. Having fun while we learn is so important! I focus on keeping the classroom environment accepting of all students while delving into these important topics.
There is no homework assigned. While background knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement in the US is helpful, it is not required.
1 file available upon enrollmentStudents will be provided with a copy of the primary source document.
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Learner progress will be measured through the completion of a primary source document analysis.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Leigh RobertsonCertified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
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Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 6 and 9). I joined Outschool in 2019 after 15 years...