Exploring Affirmative Action, the Freedom Riders and the Most Influential Protests Fighting for Civil Rights.
View the video Affirmative Action in Court by MSNBC.
Objective: Students will explore the pros and cons of affirmative action and present a project supporting one side
Lesson Plan 2- Most Influential Protests- Top Ten Most Influential Protests for Civil Rights
Objective: Students will research and explore the most influential protests for civil rights and create presentations for each.
Lesson Plan 3- Freedom Riders- Exploring Freedom Riders
Objective: Students will explore the Freedom Riders website, commemorating their 50th anniversary.
21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics
21st Century Themes
21st Century Skills
Work Creatively With Others
Make Judgments and Decisions
Collaborate with Others
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Manage Goals and Time
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others
University of Michigan Affirmative Action Court Case 2003
The Next Big Affirmative Action Court Case
Balanced Politics; Affirmative Action Pros and Cons
Affirmative Action History and Timeline
Affirmative Action; the Michigan Ruling 2011
Additional Resources for Subscribers of Global Issues in Context:
Affirmative Action: How Far Have We Come?
Efforts in Five States Target Affirmative Action
Not So Black and White
Affirmative Action: Topic Overview
Affirmative Action’s Long Record