Activity Overview

Throughout American history, African Americans and their allies have fought for equality and justice. This timeline will include events and/or people who have enacted change from 1965 following the Voting Rights Act to the present. There are many watershed events throughout history that have made the slow march to progress and justice possible. Students will create a timeline that includes 5-10 of these important milestones. They will include a short description of each event and create an illustration with appropriate scenes, characters and items.

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Objective: Create a timeline in chronological order with accurate dates, descriptions and illustrations for 5-10 major milestones in the history of Racial Justice in America from 1965 to the present.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Choose 5-10 major milestones in the history of racial justice in America.
  3. For each cell, list a title and write a 1-3 sentence description for each event.
  4. Create an illustration that represents each event using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
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Requirements: 5-10 major milestones listed with correct dates, 1-3 sentence description and appropriate illustration

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Timelines

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