Civil Rights 29: Selma March
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Grades: 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade

This video provides newsreel footage from the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama from March 7, 1965.  A young John Lewis is a leader of the march.  Use this historical footage in your study of America’s Civil Rights Movement.  For a specific lesson plan, use it with Teacher Tool 237: Athletes Take a Stand and Student Tool 47: Athletes Take a Stand.

Student Tools
Student Tool 47: Athletes Take a Stand
Use this student tool with learning activities associated with the following Educate.Today videos: Civil Rights 16: Educate Yourself as Muhammad Ali Did; Civil Rights 29: Selma March; and Civil Rights 30: Protest Coverage.
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 237: Athletes Take a Stand
This learning activity is designed to use with the following Educate.Today videos:
1. Civil Rights 16: Educate Yourself as Muhammad Ali Did
2. Civil Rights 29: Selma March
3. Civil Rights 30: Protest Coverage
Student Tool 47 is also provided in the document and also separately on this page for student use with the activity.
Teacher Tool 300: Cross Curricular Activity–Understanding History Through Different Mediums
This interdisciplinary teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to: 1) provide students the opportunity to present and interpret what they know about an historic event or time period through a medium of their choice, and 2) get students thinking about different ways history can be presented and interpreted, and how the medium chosen for presentation of an historic event or time period might affect a person's understanding of that history. This activity is designed to be used with any Educate.Today history video(s) that you our your students choose.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 724: Creation Station Activity–Civil Rights Timeline
This teacher tool provides a hands-on Creation Station timeline activity focused on your students' study of the America's Civil Rights Movement. This activity can accompany the Educate.Today video where you found it as well as any other "Civil Rights" videos on the Educate.Today website. Just type "Civil Rights" as your keyword search to see videos students could use in their research to create their timeline.
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