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Porter, Corinne; Munn, Kathleen – Social Education, 2019
The nationwide commemoration in 2020 of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment is an opportunity to explore not only women's long struggle to achieve this landmark moment, but also to engage in an exploration of women's civic engagement during the woman suffrage movement. The terms "woman suffrage" and "suffragist" often…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, United States History, Females, Civil Rights
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Heath, Marie K. – Social Education, 2019
When John Lewis sought to change segregation laws in 1960 Nashville, Tennessee, he did so through nonviolent sit-ins. Throughout U.S. history, activists like John Lewis have turned to social change tactics outside of the institutions of democracy from which they have been largely excluded. However, social studies curricula rarely frame these…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Change, Social Justice, Activism
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Davis, Sara Lyons – Social Education, 2019
The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, a year after being passed by Congress. It extended the right to vote to many women, but not all. Excluded from this landmark constitutional victory were women like Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who was born in Guangzhou (then Canton), China, in 1896, but who immigrated to New York as a child. From 1882 to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, United States History, Voting
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Turk, Diana B.; Berman, Stacie Brensilver – Social Education, 2018
A project-based approach to studying the civil rights movement can stimulate student engagement and their sense of connection to this historic period. The authors taught this project-based learning (PBL) unit on the American civil rights movement multiple times in the past 10 years to classes of middle school, high school general education,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, United States History, Civil Rights
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Hawkins, Meghan; Lopez, Katie; Hughes, Richard L. – Social Education, 2016
In 1957, a civil rights organization called Fellowship of Reconciliation created a comic book to teach America's youth about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Entitled "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," the comic book was enormously successful. John Lewis, a young civil rights activist at the time, recalled that the book was…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Civil Rights, African American History
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Buchanan, Lisa Brown – Social Education, 2014
Historical documentary film usually offers content in a format that students find more engaging than traditional historical texts. In the classroom, documentary film can be positioned within a historical thinking framework to study a broad concept like civil rights while facilitating students' source work and skill development. While social…
Descriptors: Empathy, Social History, Social Studies, Civil Rights
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt's support of African American rights was one of the highlights of her activities as first lady. Her fearless advocacy for justice pulled her into political controversies that were unprecedented for the wife of a president. The first lady's initiatives in support of the rights of African Americans offer students an excellent…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, United States History, Daughters
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Stokes, John A. – Social Education, 2010
In this classroom simulation, students travel back in time to 1945, when racism was institutionalized in many states through segregation. Though students cannot literally travel back to the Jim Crow era, teachers can create a situation that brings home the point of injustice and the choices individuals are faced with in such situations. Suddenly,…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Simulation, Civil Rights