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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.

Requirements: 5-10 major milestones listed with correct dates, 1-3 sentence description and appropriate illustration

Lesson Plan Reference


Rubric

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Timeline
Create a timeline of important events and people, and explain their significance. Make sure the dates are correct, and the Photos for Class pictures are historically accurate or significant.
Proficient
33 Points
Emerging
25 Points
Beginning
17 Points
Events and Dates
The events chosen for the timeline are significant and important to the overall understanding of the time period. The dates provided are correct.
Most of the events chosen for the timeline are significant and important to the overall understanding of the time period. Most of the dates provided are correct.
Some of the events chosen for the timeline are significant. There may be missing events, or events that are irrelevant. Too many dates may be incorrect.
Explanations/Descriptions
The explanations or descriptions provided for each event are accurate and provide insight into the significance of the events.
The explanations or descriptions provided for each event are mostly accurate and attempt to provide insight into the significance of the events.
There are several glaring inaccuracies in the explanations or descriptions of the events. There may be little or no insight int the significance of the events, or the information provided may be too limited or missing.
English Conventions
There are 0-2 mistakes in spelling, grammar, and mechanics.
There are 3-4 mistakes in spelling, grammar, and mechanics.
There are 5 or more mistakes in spelling, grammar, and mechanics.


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