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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Change and Resistance: Civil Rights Movements Across the Nation Activities: Change and Resistance

Activating Students’ Prior Knowledge

Grade Level

  • High School


  • English Language Arts
  • Literature
  • U.S. History

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.


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