Understanding informational text is a necessity in today’s world. In this 8th grade Language Arts Unit, students will practice integral informational text skills while exploring the Civil Rights movement beginning with the murder of Emmitt Till and ending with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This unit asks the question “Who Can Make a Change?” Students will learn that even young people can make a change if they are devoted and organized. Students will hone their skills with main idea, author’s purpose, text features and summary practice while reading about Rosa Parks, Emmitt Till, The Freedom Writers and the Birmingham Children’s Crusade all while exploring the idea that everyday people can change the world.
Robertson, Melissa, "Creating Change: The Civil Rights Movement" (2019). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 435.
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