In this activity, students will showcase the significance of several individuals during the Civil Rights Movement and their contributions. Students should consider asking "Why is this important?" to guide their research. Students will create a spider map detailing the significance of at least three figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
For each of the individuals the students choose, they should include the individual’s name in the title, a brief description of their impact on the Reconstruction Era and a visual representation of their legacy. While they're researching, they may want to create two lists labeled “Nice to Know” and “Need to Know” to help them sort through information.
For an alternative assignment or a more in depth look at different major figures, students can create biography posters! This activity encourages further research into a person's life and accomplishments, and can be helpful for understanding how they came to make the decisions that influenced history.
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Choose three significant individuals from the Civil Rights Movement and create a spider map storyboard that details who they are and what they did.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
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The description includes at least 3 important facts about the famous or historic figure.
The description includes less than 3 important facts or it includes information that is not pertinent to the famous or historic figure.
The description is incomplete and does not contain important information about the famous or historic figure.
The art chosen to depict the illustrations such as scenes, characters and items, are appropriate to the famous or historic figure. Time and care is taken to ensure that the scenes are neat, eye-catching, and creative.
The art chosen to depict the illustrations such as scenes, characters and items, are mostly accurate, but there may be some liberties taken that distract from the assignment. Scene constructions are neat, and meet basic expectations.
The art chosen to depict the illustrations such as scenes, characters and items, are too limited or incomplete.
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Storyboard text is difficult to understand.