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Massive Resistance in Virginia

PPT to accompany Civil Rights vs. States' Rights

This PPT presentation contains source documents and photographs that accompany the Civil Rights vs. States' Rights lesson plan.
Subject: Citizenship
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7
Resource Type: Audio
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Massive Resistance in Virginia

Civil Rights vs. States Rights: A Case Study

As a part of this lesson students are asked to examine Virginia’s Massive Resistance Laws following the Brown v. Board of Education decision, source...
Subject: Citizenship
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Lesson plans
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"I Have a Dream" Speech, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his address on his vision for the future of America regarding race equality. The...
Subject: Rights and responsibilities
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Slavery a Positive Good, John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun was a U.S. statesman and spokesman for the slave-plantation system of the South. He explains in this article that slavery gives...
Subject: Rights and responsibilities
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Message to Grassroots, Malcolm X

Malcolm X outlines the causing factors which undermines and operates against unity.
Subject: Rights and responsibilities
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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The Talented Tenth, W.E.B. DuBois

W.E.B Du Bois emphasizes the necessity for higher education in order to develop proper leadership capabilities among the most able 10% of black...
Subject: Rights and responsibilities
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Letter From Birmingham City Jail (Excerpts), Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK was leading a demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama where it was forbidden to make demonstrations. This was the first time King had decided to...
Subject: Rights and responsibilities
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Federalist No. 10

Federalist 10 is part of a remarkable public discussion between Federalists and Anti-federalists on the nature of republican government.
Subject: Foundations of democracy
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
Resource Type: Primary sources
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South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession

Declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.
Subject: Voting, elections, politics
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Primary sources
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Do I watch the debates or....

Debate Watching Guide

Political debates are unique animals. They are very dissimilar to the topic debates held in academic settings, and are much closer to the spats...
Subject: Voting, elections, politics
Grades: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Resource Type: Surveys
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