8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Service Learning & Social Good
Join US Civil Rights Movement activists as they march, ride, sit, and stand while being catalysts for Good Trouble, racial justice, and equality.
January 14, 2021
Civil Rights Timeline
This is a timeline from Tolerance of the major events in the US Civil Rights Movement
Photo Analysis Doc for Young Students
This is a Photo Analysis document for younger students provided by the US National Archives.
Photo Analysis Doc for Intermediate Students
This is a Photo Analysis document for intermediate students provided by the US National Archives.
This is a Photo Analysis document from ReadWriteThink that prompts students to add a caption to an image.
Claudette Colvin The Girl that Came Before Rosa Parks
This video provides information on Claudette Colvin a young girl who refused to give up her seat on a bus before Rosa Parks.
John Lewis’ This is It Moment at the March on Washington
This video provides information on John Lewis' role at the March on Washington
Congressman John Lewis’ Firsthand Account of Bloody Sunday
Congressman John Lewis shares a firsthand account of Bloody Sunday
Good Trouble - Minecraft World file
Good Trouble Minecraft world used to support the lesson activities. Link will open in Minecraft: Education Edition.
Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Vocabulary
This is the vocabulary for the Minecraft Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Lesson
Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Photo Analysis
Students will use this document to analyze images from the US Civil Rights Movement
Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Movement Full Lesson
This is the full lesson for the Minecraft Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Movement Lesson
Essential Question : What impacts did the Civil Rights Movement’s fight for racial justice and equality have on U.S. Society and the Black Community?
Guiding Ideas and Questions
Teacher Preparation for Lesson:
Teacher Resources (see the full lesson plan for complete list)
Virtual Field Trips/Interactive Trails
Lesson Details: Suggested lesson times are included. This lesson is designed to take place over the course of one or two class periods. Portions of the lesson could be assigned to be completed at home (i.e., watch videos, complete research, student reflection, extension activities).
1. Photo Analysis: The teacher will begin the lesson by posting four of the following pictures (grade level appropriate) for a Gallery Walk (see the full lesson for more images):
Working in groups, students will analyze these images:
2. Minecraft Good Trouble: Civil Rights Movement (60 minutes)
Now that you have learned about the US Civil Rights Movement and had a chance to meet young John Lewis and many of the other activists of this movement and learned how they got into Good Trouble, reflect on what you learned and explain why Good Trouble is sometimes necessary. Also include an example of how you have gotten into Good Trouble by standing up for someone else.
Extension Activities See the full lesson plan for the virtual field trip and other extension activities.
At the end of this lesson:
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