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The Suffrage and the Civil Rights Reform Movements

History teachers may enjoy this short classroom activity, "The Suffrage and the Civil Rights Reform Movements," which invites students to "compare and contrast" two pictures from civil rights movements that were created nearly five decades apart. The first picture is from "a [1917] Bastille Day march for women's suffrage," while the second image encapsulates "the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." The plan includes instructions and guiding questions (along with possible answers). The activity is designed to last about 20 minutes. Both pictures are also linked electronically on the site, making it an easy lesson to convert to a virtual classroom setting. The curriculum was created by DocsTeach, a branch of the National Archives with the mission "to engage, educate, and inspire all learners to discover and explore the records of the American people preserved by the National Archives." To view other lesson plans from DocsTeach, explore the Activities and Activity Tools pages under the Menu bar.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 28th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
August 13th, 2020 at 3:46pm
Date Of Record Release
August 14th, 2020 at 11:17am
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