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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Civil Rights

Name: Daisy Gutierrez

Content Area: US History

Grade Level: 11

CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):


11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.
2. Examine and analyze the key events, policies, and court cases in the evolution of civil rights, including Dred Scott v. Sandford,
Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, and California Proposition 209.
4. Examine the roles of civil rights advocates (e.g., A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, Thurgood Marshall, James
Farmer, Rosa Parks), including the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.s Letter from Birmingham Jail and I Have a Dream
speech.
6. Analyze the passage and effects of civil rights and voting rights legislation (e.g., 1964 Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act of 1965)
and the Twenty-Fourth Amendment, with an emphasis on equality of access to education and to the political process
Big Ideas:
What are the origins of the civil rights movement?
What caused people to start fighting for their rights?
Who are some of the people that played a role in the movement?
What court cases propelled civil rights forward? What court cases pushed it back?
How did legislation in the 60s change the status quo?
How does the civil rights movement fit in with todays society?
Unit Goals and Objectives:

Students will be able to explain the beginnings of the civil rights movement.
Students will learn the major court decisions that propelled civil rights backward and forward.
Students will be able to explain the civil rights legislations that passed during the 1960s.
Students will be able to reflect on events that occurred in the 1960s and tie it in to todays society.
Unit Summary:
Students will learn the origins of the civil rights movement, from the reconstruction era to the 1960s. They also be able to make
connections between events that occurred in the past and tie it in to todays society.
Assessment Plan:
Entry-Level:
Students will Complete a quiz
provided on the unit web page to gage
how much students know before the
unit.

Formative:
Students will complete a quiz after
each lesson. They will also have
assignments that will directly tie in
with the lessons.

Lesson 1 Civil Rights Beginnings


Student Learning
Acceptable
Objective:
Evidence:
Students will be able Passing score on the
to state the
quiz and the
beginnings of the
timeline. The
civil rights
timeline must be
movement. They
done in groups and
will be able to
must be well
recognize important organized showing
people and events
clearly how each

Instructional
Strategies:
Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Summative:
Students will write research paper
about a key aspect about the unit they
found the most interesting or
important. This research paper will
encompass the whole unit and will
require students to gather all the
knowledge they have gained.

Lesson Activities:
They will have to complete a timeline on the origins
of the civil rights. The timeline must be done in
groups and must address the specific period
presented. They will also have to take a quiz
concerning the lesson once it is complete.

that influenced the


event led to the next.
movement.
Lesson 2 Key Court Cases
Student Learning
Acceptable
Objective:
Evidence:
Students will be able The newsletter they
to list out important create must show
court cases that
depth of knowledge
impacted civil
and must be neatly
rights.
organized. They
must also get a
passing score on the
web-based activity.
Lesson 3 Civil Rights Legislation
Student Learning
Acceptable
Objective:
Evidence:
Students will be able Students will be able
to trace the origins
to complete the
of key civil rights
graphic organizer
legislation, they will based on the specific
be able to state what instructions. They
the legislation did,
will also be able to
and how it impacted provide a well
the movement and
thought out
beyond.
reflection showing
that they
understood the topic
at hand and that
they can connect it
to todays society.
Students will be
communicating their

Instructional
Strategies:

Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Lesson Activities:
Students will have to complete a group newsletter
regarding one of the key court cases. They will have
to show understanding of the topic on hand. They will
have to work in groups and will turn in the timeline at
the end of the lesson. They will also have to complete
a web-based activity on key court cases that will be
turned in for a grade.

Instructional
Strategies:

Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Lesson Activities:
For this lesson students will have to complete a
graphic organizer on important legislation. They will
also have to have to complete a reflection based on
what they have learned that will count for a large part
of their grade.

ideas through the


reflection.
Unit Resources:

http://www.civilrights.org/monitor/vol9_no1/art5p1.html
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSnE2DeFKv5_konzkKTE-3Axu7qtdrYOxTUOz2K90j_PDpwZx_
http://findlawimages.com/lp/ussc/landmark/plessy2.gif
http://images.clipartpanda.com/courthouse-clipart-scales-of-justice-hi.png
http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/special/exhibitions/images/dred.jpg
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/ap/cc6198d6-8e1c-43c3-abfa-8371430a1b3f.grid-6x2.jpg
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_dred.html
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_plessy.html
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_regents.html
http://vote96.sos.ca.gov/bp/209.gif
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/fair-housing-act
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act
http://lukeharold.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/great_migration_1916-1930.jpg
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/buildings/litlrck2.JPG
http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/get-involved/federal-court-activities/mendez-westminster-re-enactment/mendezwestminster-background.aspx
http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086#the-southern-christian-leadership-conference

Useful Websites:
http://www.history.com/
This website is really useful when trying to find information about a certain historical topic. It is clear and concise
which makes it very easy for students to use. It also provides video that further reinforces the information it presents.
http://www.pbs.org/
This website is incredibly useful when looking up court cases. I felt it was the best in providing the background of the
court case and the effect it had on society. It is well organized and easy to use.