Unit 23a: A New Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights March on Washington

Unit 23a High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Modern
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
American
Literature
Works of Poetry from World War I and Speeches from World War II

Unit Description

Despite the emerging affluence of the new American middle class, there was a poverty, racism and alienation in America during the 1950s that was rarely depicted on TV. During the first half of the 20th century, the United States existed as two nations in one – one African American and one white.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • Before God, all men (and women) are created equal.
    • There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:28

Resources

VIDEOS ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE PREVIEWED BY PARENTS BEFORE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO WATCH VIDEOS. SOME VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON SENSITIVE TOPICS. 

Additional Maps:

Complementary Sources:

The March on Washington

The American Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr.

JFK

Videos:

Arts