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us history 11 grade history English


Civil Rights (SSUSH21)

b. Connect major domestic issues to their social effects including the passage of civil rights legislation and Johnson’s Great Society, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

c. Describe the impact of television on American culture including the presidential debates (Kennedy/Nixon, 1960), news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement, the moon landing, and the war in Vietnam.

d. Investigate the growth, influence, and tactics of civil rights groups, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Letter from Birmingham Jail, the I Have a Dream Speech, and Cesar Chavez.

e. Describe the social and political turmoil of 1968 including the reactions to assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, and the presidential election.


Create a comic strip with at least 8 panels to illustrate the chronology of the Civil Rights Movement and to include the events listed below. You must include all events and individuals in your comic illustrations. Furthermore, a written description is required for each of the panel to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement. Your work will be evaluated based on accuracy of the descriptions and dates, your ability to follow instructions, and your creativity. 


Reference Chapter 25 for content information. 



Key People 

  1. March to Washington
  2. Brown v. Board of Education
  3. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  4. SNCC and Sit-ins
  5. Freedom Riders
  6. Little Rock Nine
  7. Birmingham Protests 
  8. Creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  9. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  10. Voting Rights Act of 1965
  1. Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. Rosa Parks
  3. Malcolm X
  4. John F. Kennedy
  5. James Meredith
  6. Ike Eisenhower
  7. Earl Warren
  8. Thurgood Marshall
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson