African-American Civil Rights Movement

African-AmericanCivil Rights Movement

African-AmericanCivil Rights Movement


Therationale of exploring civil rights movement theme is to offerstudents a comprehensive analysis of the start, development, andeffects of civil rights movement, especially among African Americans.The study of civil rights movement is very important in understandingthe experiences of African Americans, many decades after declarationof independence. The study demonstrates the existence of twofactions: violent and non-violence factions. Each of these factionshad different aims and goals. The non-violent faction pushed fornationwide protests and boycotts, and consisted of whites and blacks.However, the violent faction, under the leadership of Malcolm X, andother separatists encouraged blacks to engage in violence in order tospeed up government’s reaction to the existing racial segregationand inequalities.

Additionally,studying the theme helps students to appreciate the cause of civilrights and the amendments to the constitution, which brought forththe Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Acts of 1965. Theoutcomes from civil rights movement also established social andcultural institutions and frameworks, upon which the currentpolitical systems operate. The theme forms a fundamental foundationfor social and cultural integration. It exposes the weaknesses ofAmerican policies and the strategies enacted to strengthen theweaknesses.


Assessmentsare meant to assess students’ participation, understanding, andapplication of classroom contexts. Different assessments are used toreview and monitor the influence and outcomes of lessons amongteachers and students. Formative and summative assessment plans aresome of the most popular. Summative assessments focus on the attainedknowledge and aim at assessing whether students understand what theyare taught, while formative assessments are conducted during theinstruction processes in order to provide feedback and information onwhat is being taught.

Formativeassessment Criteria

Observationswill be made on the impact of civil rights theme on children’sverbal and non-verbal responses and cues.

Reviewsof speeches of prominent figures in the movement will be conducted tointernalize their objections and understand the main motives behindthe movement.


Studentswill take an exam between and after completion of the lessons. Thisis meant to demonstrate their understanding of the topic based ontheir performance.

Classprojects will be implemented to help students compare the ideologiesof civil rights movement and black power movement under Malcolm X.the class projects will involve discussions and teamwork.

Studentswill be provided with tutor assessment forms to indicate the teachingeffectiveness and use it a control in evaluating results from otherassessments and tests. After visiting the civil rights movementmemorial, students will submit a report of key issues found andlearnt from the trip.