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Change and Resistance

Civil Rights Movements Across the Nation

Activating Students’ Prior Knowledge

Ask students what photos, images, or subject matter come to mind when they think about the phrase “civil rights movement.” As a follow-up, ask them to identify on a map where they think most of the movement occurred. Often, students will identify Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and other southern states. Encourage students to think of civil rights activities in places other than the South.

next: Examining Photographs of School Integration and Demands for Equal Education

Grade Level

High School


English Language Arts
U.S. History


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