Students will explain and give examples of how after WWII, America experienced economic growth (e.g., suburban growth), struggle for racial and gender equality (e.g., Civil Rights Movement), the extension of civil liberties (e.g., desegregation, Civil Rights Act) and conflict over political issues (e.g., McCarthyism, U.S. involvement in Vietnam).
I can summarize the key events of the Civil Rights Movement, & I can evaluate the impact of each.
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King.
- Notes: The Civil Rights Movement
- Movie: Murder In Mississippi
- Reflection Question: Why did Martin Luther King believe that it was essential for protesters to remain non-violent in spite of the actions of others?