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Freedom Riders Part 6

Video Overview
Several groups of Freedom Riders were jailed, and later released as anti-segregation laws for public transportation were put into place. >
Extension Activities

"Get on the Bus" 2011 Recreation of the 1961 Freedom Rides
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/2011/itinerary/

Interactive Map of the Freedom Rides
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/rides

Thinkfinity Lesson Plan
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/kennedy-administration-and-civil-rights-movement

Freedom Riders Resources
http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/Freedom_Riders/Resources

The Lunch Counter
Go behind the scenes on February 1, 1960 as four African-American students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College walked into a Greensboro F.W. Woolworth and sat down at the white-only lunch counter, refusing to leave until they were served.
http://www.objectofhistory.org/objects/intro/lunchcounter/

Black History Resources
http://www.aresearchguide.com/300-331.html#301.45 (scroll down to Dewey Decimal number 305.896 for more)

Interactive Civil Rights Timeline
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/brown/index.html

History Mystery-Interactive Game
Civil Rights Part 1 - Solve the mystery in the fewest clues
http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/start.asp?game=2

The Road to Civil Rights - An Interactive Map
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/green/sns-civilrights-maps,0,5200761.mapmashup

Last updated Feb. 3, 2012

Alabama Course of Study
Social Studies

Grade 2
2.) Identify past and present contributions of a variety of individuals who have overcome difficulties or obstacles to achieve goals.
11.) Identify significant historical sites in Alabama, including locations of civil rights activities.

Grade 4 Alabama History
10.) Describe significant social and educational changes in Alabama during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
14.) Describe the social, political, and economic impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement on Alabama.

Grade 6
2.) Describe reform movements and changing social conditions during the Progressive Era in the United States.
2e.) Recognizing goals of the early civil rights movement and the purpose of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
9.) Critique major social and cultural changes in the United States since World War II.
9a) Identifying key persons and events of the modern Civil Rights Movement Examples: persons—Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, John Lewis events—Brown versus Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycott, student protests, Freedom Rides, Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March, political assassinations


Grade 7 Civics
11.) Describe examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence of groups, societies, and nations, using past and current events.

Grade 11
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.

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    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting