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MARTIN LUTHER KING INTERACTIVE
BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS USA 1920-1970
Did the Civil Rights Movement achieve its aims?
[50 PowerPoint Slides and 37 page Work Booklet]
Black Civil Rights USA
GCSE History Content
The areas covered are:-
- The Jim Crow Laws, Plessy v Ferguson ruling
- The KKK and lynch mobs
- The Harlem Renaissance
- Black Americans in the 1920s and 1930s
- The impact of the Second World War
- Brown v Topeka, Rosa Parks, Little Rock, Central High
- The role of Martin Luther King 1960-1968
- President Kennedy on civil rights
- President Johnson on civil rights
- The Black Power Movement
- Malcolm X
- Key skills, cartoon analysis and essay writing
Martin Luther King Interactive
Black Civil Rights 1920-1970
60 Word documents include:-
African American Jobs
African American Migration 1940-1950
Alabama Literacy Test
American Presidents and Civil Rights
Did the Civil Rights Movement lose its way after 1968?
Examples of Non-Violent Protest
Homework Tasks 1 and 2
How effective was peaceful protest?
How successful was the Voting Rights Act
‘I have a dream’ speech
Letter from Birmingham
Mark Scheme Success
Martin Luther King v Malcolm X
Methods used by the Ku Klux Klan
Race Riots 1965-1967
The Civil Rights Act 1964
The Civil Rights Movement Sample Answer
The Importance of the Watts Riot 1965
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Tragedy Strikes in 1968
Why did some Black people turn to more violent protests in the mid to late 1960s?
Writing Frame Essay Success
Self-Marking Tests 1-2
Black Civil Rights Interactive
Excite and challenge pupils with this interactive Power Point Presentation. It can be used as a personalised independent learning module which enables pupils to cover GCSE content on Black Civil Rights in the USA 1920-1970 using the differentiated work booklet but can also be used as a revision resource or a teaching resource via a data projector or interactive whiteboard. It has been designed to give pupils the opportunity to learn and make progress in a different way.
The material is presented in an attractive and lively manner with text, images, audio, internet links, advanced materials to stretch and challenge, keywords and interactive maps in order to keep pupils challenged and engaged.
Each section has clear pupil-centred learning outcomes stating what they will learn and be able to do. They can monitor their understanding and progress through the embedded interim self-marking tests, homework tasks, end of module test and the extended writing task. There are sample answers and mark schemes.
Black Civil Rights Interactive
What is included?
50 PowerPoint Slides
37 page Work Booklet
60 supporting Word documents
2 Self-Marking Tests
What teachers are saying about History Interactive Resources
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Why was it difficult for black Americans to gain equal rights in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s?
Key figures in the campaign for equal rights
Role and significance of Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr was a Christian Minister and he believed in peaceful protest without using violence, following the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi. He believed that the way to protest was by means of sit-in protests and boycotts.
Birmingham, Alabama 1962/63
The council of Birmingham, Alabama, refused to let black people use entertainment facilities and leisure centres in the town. In 1963 MLK organised a march in which 30,000 black people took part. Each day, 500 people were arrested. The police, under the orders of their leader, Eugene 'Bull' Connor, treated the protesters cruelly, using water cannons and attacking people with dogs and batons. All this was shown on television and some of America's white population began supporting the black people’s cause. President JFK sent soldiers to make Birmingham council put an end to segregation. JFK said that the civil rights movement should as he was the one who had made many white people and the government realise the injustices faced by black people.
- August 1963: 250,000 people, including 50,000 white people, take part in a march in Washington D C. This is where MLK delivered his famous speech calling for equal rights for all in America.
- 1960s: As a result of MLK's work, many laws are passed to give black people more rights.
- December 1964: MLK wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1968: MLK is killed by a white man who disagreed with his ideas.
Campaigners for racial equality (PDF file 309 kb)
Martin Luther King during his famous 'I have a dream...' speech in Washington D C (1963)
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