Teaching Activity. By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca. 29 pages.
Through examining FBI documents, students learn the scope of the FBI’s COINTELPRO campaign to spy on, infiltrate, discredit, and disrupt all corners of the Black Freedom Movement.
Teaching Activity. By Brian C. Gibbs.
A teacher uses the activist history of Theodore Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles to pose students the question: “What would you be willing to do to create change?”
Teaching Activity. By Larry Miller.
Story and discussion questions about a teacher’s own experience of labor solidarity.
Teaching Activity. By Willow McCormick.
An elementary school teacher connects the Civil Rights Movement to students’ family history by asking their grandparents to share their memories of the Movement.
Teaching Activity. By Gilda L. Ochoa.
Reflections on teaching students about the 1968 walkouts by Chicano students in California.
Teaching Activity. Zinn Education Project. 21 pages.
Two lessons to introduce key facts about the Vietnam War and the Pentagon Papers, documents that provide essential history that is often ignored by textbooks.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow.
A role play on the history of the Vietnam War that is left out of traditional textbooks.
Teaching Activity. By Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3 pages.
Text of speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Vietnam War, followed by three teaching ideas.
Teaching Activity. By S.J. Childs.
The author describes how she introduces students to the classic 1953 film, Salt of the Earth, about a miners’ strike in New Mexico.
Teaching Activity. By Rick Mitchell.
Description of a course on the history of music in the United States.
Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow.
A companion lesson to the Eyes on the Prize segment on school integration.
Teaching Activity. Teaching for Change. 2015.
Introductory lesson on key people and events in the long history of the Selma freedom movement.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez. 24 pages.
A series of role plays that explore the history and evolution of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Teaching Activity. By the Zinn Education Project. 100 pages.
Eight lessons about the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers, and whistleblowing.
Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen.
Role play and writing activities for language arts and social studies on the Little Rock Nine, Brown v. Board, and schooling in general. Designed for use with the memoir Warriors Don’t Cry.
Teaching Activity. By Doug Sherman.
The author describes how he uses biographies and film to introduce students to the role of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement beyond the familiar heroes. He emphasizes the role and experiences of young people in the Movement.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian. 33 pages.
A mixer role play that introduces students to the pivotal and largely untold history of the Black Panthers.
Teaching Activity. By Wayne Au. 7 pages.
The author describes how he used a study of the Black Panther’s Ten Point Program to help students assess issues in their own communities and to develop Ten Point Programs of their own. Available in Spanish.
Teaching Activity. By Tasha Boettcher.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 17 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the long Civil Rights Movement in America.
Teaching Activity. By Craig Gordon, Urban Dreams, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project. 2003, updated in 2017.
Lesson to introduce students to the speeches and work of Dr. King beyond “I have a dream.”