Today, we reveiwed the main ideas from the readings that we did about Dr. King and the American Civil Rights Movement. Here is what each class said were the main ideas (they read two different articles):
-Many schools across the country were segregated.
-The Little Rock Nine attended Central High, enduring physical, verbal, and emotional abuse.
-One focus of the Civil Rights Movement was on access to quality education
-In 1962, Cesar Chavez, a Mexican American, started an organization to demand better rights for farm workers.
-Dr. King's dream was that one day, people would be judged by their actions and their character rather than for their skin color.
-Dr. King was assassinated in 1968.
-As a child, King endured the cruelties of racism.
-MLK won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
-King led a bus boycott that lasted 381 days and was ultimately successful.
-The Movement also used nonviolent marches, sit ins, and speeches to acheive their goals.
-Nine African American students didn't give up attending Central High, even though they were abused
-The right to an equal education was passed in 1954.
-Through the 1950s, many things were segregated, inlcuding school and bathrooms.
-Latinos and Native Americans also fought peacefully for the full extent of their rights.
Next, we went to the library to begin researching contemporary civil rights movements. Students used the links on the DR. KING ESSAY LINKS page to do this, and typed their learning into the graphic organizer listed on the DOCUMENTS page. In class, students were limited to the links listed on that page. However, if students would like to research other connections that they see on their own (Occupy Wall Street, etc.), they may do so.
There is no homework today.