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Making a Change: The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement

Educators who would like to incorporate more Black history into their curriculum may be interested in this collection of teaching resources created by NewseumED. This collection comprises eleven different resources, all centered around various aspects of the civil rights movement. Some are interactive resources, such as a searchable civil rights timeline and a media map "comparing newspapers' front page coverage of civil rights milestones across the country." The majority of the collection consists of standards-aligned lesson plans on the civil rights movement in three categories: historical connections, media literacy, and civics & citizenship. These lesson plans include downloadable worksheets and handouts, as well as extension activities that encourage students to dig deeper into the material. While the lesson plans in this collection are primarily intended for middle and high school students, they could also be adapted for use in undergraduate classes. Originally featured in the 1-31-2014 Scout Report, NewseumED is a free online learning platform and the education department of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to media literacy and the First Amendment, and the Freedom Forum Institute, the Newseum's education and outreach partner.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-02-01
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