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Activity Overview

Analyzing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a good way for students to understand the impact of the entire movement and the effects it had on the history that followed. In this activity, students will create a spider map that answers the 5 Ws: who, what, when, where, and why. Their answers should be researched, and the illustration they provide should help summarize the answer to each question.

Possible Questions

  • Who influenced the signing of the Civil Rights Act?
  • What did the Civil Rights Act do?
  • When did the Civil Rights Act get passed?
  • Where Did The Civil Rights Act impact society the most?
  • Why is the Civil Rights Act significant?

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a 5W analysis of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title box for each cell, type Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  3. In the descriptions, answer the question.
  4. Create an image for each cell with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

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