Iowa's Role in Civil Rights
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||9th Grade, 10th Grade||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||50 minutes|
|Lesson Title||Iowa's Role in Civil Rights|
|Unit Title||Civil Rights in Iowa|
|Unit Compelling Question||Was the Civil Rights Movement significant in Iowa?|
Fort Madison Protest: https://iowamuseums.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/E2898ED1-C94C-4662-A...
This photograph shows a protest march that occurred in Fort Madison, Iowa in 1963.
Freedom Summer Volunteers: https://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/freedomsummer_20160404_03/soc...
In late 1963, organizers of the Freedom Summer began recruiting on college campuses for volunteers to help with voter registration efforts and community work in towns throughout racially segregated Mississippi. Students were motivated by the scenes playing out on the nightly news, in the press and by national authors who were bringing attention to civil rights issues. In this video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, Marcia Moore, Patti Miller, and Marvin Gatch recall their motivations for volunteering to travel to Mississippi in the summer of 1964.
|Lesson Supporting Question||How did Iowa and Iowans influence the Civil Rights Movement from post World War II-1960's?|
|Primary Sources Used|
Computers, projector for videos
|Lesson Themes||Civil Rights, African American Experience|
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|Author||Natalie Berry, Dr. Heidi Lung||Reviewer||Dr. Heidi Lung, University of Iowa||Created||09/04/2019||Last Edited||01/13/2020|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Museum Studies Program, The University of Iowa|