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Selma-Montgomery March – National Historic Trail (this is one of the eleven stops on the trail)
Wikipedia Article on
LBJ for Kids
(Primary source documents of the March 22nd-25th memos sent by the Secretary of Defense to President Johnson concerning the march)
The Year of
Alabama Course of Study Social Studies 3rd Grade 11.)Identify significant historical sites in Alabama, including locations of civil rights activities. 4th Grade 10.)Describe significant social and educational changes in Alabama during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Examples: - social-implementation of "separate but equal" court decision (Plessy versus Ferguson), birth of National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) through Niagara Movement; • Explaining the impact of the voting rights revision in the Alabama Constitution of 1901, including Jim Crow Laws Example: restriction of eligible voters 14.)Describe the social, political, and economic impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement on Alabama. • Identifying important people and events of the modern Civil Rights Movement 6th Grade 11.)Identify critical events occurring in the United States and throughout the world from the Truman through the Johnson Administrations, including the Cold War, Berlin Airlift, Korean Conflict, space race, construction of Berlin Wall, Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam War. 12.) Identify components of John F. Kennedy's New Frontier and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society. 13.) Describe the role of major civil rights leaders and significant events occurring during the modern Civil Rights Movement. Examples: - civil rights leaders-Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; - events-Brown versus Board of Education; Montgomery bus boycott; student sit-ins; march on Washington, D.C.; Freedom Rides; Civil Rights Act of 1964; Malcolm X; voter registration efforts; Selma-to-Montgomery march 7th Grade 9.)Identify individual and civic responsibilities of citizens of the United States. 11th Grade 9.) Describe major domestic events and issues of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. 12.)Trace events of the modern Civil Rights Movement from post-World War II to 1970 that resulted in social and economic changes, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, the march on Washington, and the Freedom Rides. Tracing the federal government's involvement in the modern Civil Rights Movement, including the abolition of the poll tax, the desegregation of the armed forces, the nationalization of state militias, Brown versus Board of Education, the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Explaining contributions of individuals and groups to the modern Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., James Meredith, Medgar Evers, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) • Identifying people and events in Alabama that influenced the modern Civil Rights Movement, including Rosa Parks, Autherine Lucy, John Patterson, George C. Wallace, Vivian Malone, Fred Shuttlesworth, the Children's March, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, and the Selma-to-Montgomery march • Describing the development of a Black Power movement, including the change in focus of the SNCC, the rise of Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panther Movement • Describing the impact of African-American entrepreneurs on the modern Civil Rights Movement Examples: S. B. Fuller, A. G. Gaston 12th Grade 5.) Trace the expansion of suffrage and its effect on the political system of the United States. Example: suffrage for nonproperty owners, women, African Americans, and persons 18 years of age • Describing implications of participation of large numbers of minorities and women in parties and campaigns • Describing the impact of the Selma-to-Montgomery march on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Alabama High School Graduation Exam Standard II - Objective 2 Identify and comprehend the provisions of essential documents of the government Standard V - Objective 2 Evaluate the concepts, developments, and consequences of industrialization and urbanization