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Source: Freedom Riders preparing to board a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, May 24, 1961. Encyclopædia Britannica (2019).
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
Students will understand how oppressions is formed through the means of government/social convention. Students will also understand how leaders, ideas, movements and events can transform a country from one of oppression into one of greater liberty and justice.
- How do governments control people?
- Why do they control people?
- How does an idea create a movement?
- What circumstances lead to a popular movement?
- How does a citizenry move against a powerful opposition?
- What makes a good leader?
- What morals and ethics underpin a successful movement?
Rights and Freedom | USA: Articles
American civil rights movement (Britannica High, n.d.)
"American civil rights movement, mass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States that came to national prominence during the mid-1950s." ("American civil rights movement", n.d.)
Civil Rights Act [USA] (Britannica High, n.d.)
"Civil Rights Act, (1964), comprehensive U.S. legislation intended to end discrimination based on race, colour, religion, or national origin." (“Civil Rights Act”, n.d.)
Rights and Freedoms USA: Printed Books
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Miles to Go for Freedom by
Publication Date: 2012
Told through unforgettable first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States from the 1890s to 1954, a period known as the Jim Crow years. Multiple perspectives are examined as the book looks at the impact of legal segregation and discrimination on the day-to-day life of black and white Americans across the country.
The Story of Civil Rights by
Publication Date: 2018
Read the stories of the amazing men and women who fought for equality during the US Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, and Rosa Parks and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. Learn all about civil rights-what they are, and why they're important. This book covers the history of civil rights in the US, including slavery and the abolition of slavery, and segregation. It discusses the momentous US Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins and protests, to marches and inspirational speeches, to legislation for equality. There's also information about modern-day issues, and how children can use their voices to become activists in their own communities.
The Selma Marches for Civil Rights : We shall overcome by
Publication Date: 2018
From the point of view of ten people who experienced one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement - the marches from Selma to Montgomery. In March 1965 nonviolent activists, led by Martin Luther King Jr., began a series of marches in Alabama. They faced brutal resistance as they struggled for voting rights for African-Americans in the South and across the nation.
Rights and Freedom | USA: eBooks
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The Civil Rights Movement: African American History by
Publication Date: 2011
African American History traces the timeline of this proud culture from its origins and the American Civil War, to the Civil Rights movement, to the struggle for equality that continues today. The Civil Rights Movement discusses important events during the fight for human and civil rights. Short biographies of civil rights leaders, authors, artists, and other powerful African Americans are also included. Graphically gripping, this series draws in young readers with dramatic images, while providing a clear understanding of African Americans' past. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Civil Rights Sit-Ins: Protest Movements by
Publication Date: 2017
The civil rights sit-ins sparked the larger civil rights movement, inspiring many people to protest racial inequality. Civil Rights Sit-Ins discusses how the United States' history of slavery and segregation led people to make a change, how the sit-ins began to make businesses available to all, and how the protests changed the laws of a nation. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Civil Rights Movement: Essential Library of Social Change by
Publication Date: 2013
In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the Reconstruction era through the movement's great successes in the 1960s and up to the challenges that still face the country today. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Identity and Civil Rights: Hispanic American History by
Publication Date: 2011
Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title focuses on the Hispanic population in the United States and the benefits of its influence there, from art and architecture, to literature, language, clothing, music, television, and food. Also included are short biographies of civil rights figures, political leaders, sports figures, musicians, and other key figures with ties to Hispanic culture. The book includes information on illegal immigration, as well. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Civil Rights: Uncovering the Past: Analyzing Primary Sources by
Publication Date: 2015
The Civil Rights Movement was an organized protest by Black Americans against their government and the refusal to obey unjust laws during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. This important book details the evidence in the decades before the movement that led up to the protests: black Americans were denied the right to vote, work, and become citizens. Readers will learn how prejudice and circumstances at the time of an event can influence people's interpretation of evidence.
Black Lives Matter: Protest Movements by
Publication Date: 2017
What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Rights and Freedom | USA: Online resources