Throughout world history, many groups of people have had their civil rights taken away by their own government. These groups who have been disenfranchised have responded in different ways.
Your job is to look at one of the following topics/groups in depth. Use the links listed, but feel free to do some outside research if something really sparks your interest.
You will be responsible for being the "expert" on your topic/group. In a few days, we will reconvene and share what we've discovered with a small group of 3-4 people.
You can do many things to organize your research. You may choose from the following list (or ask me to do something quite different!):
- Research paper
- Facebook profile, complete with status updates, info, etc. (ask me for a document you can fill in)
- A personal diary or journal
- An artistic representation (with a brief caption explaining the work)
- A collection of poetry
- A short story (this can be fictional, but it will need to be historical fiction)
Here are some questions to help guide your thinking:
- Who was/were the group(s) of people deprived of civil rights?
- Where did this occur?
- What did the government(s) in question do to deprive the groups of their civil rights?
- How did the deprived respond to their lack of freedoms?
- What was the end result?
If you don't know what you would like to research yet, look around this site. It has a lot of historical and current civil right issues:
If you have questions, please ask! Enjoy your journey!
Civil Rights Era
Civil Rights Timeline
JIM CROW LAWS AND SEGREGATION
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Jim Crow and Segregation
MARTIN LUTHER KINGMartin Luther King, Jr.Dr. Martin Luther King: "I Have a Dream"
Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Changed a Nation
Rosa Parks Biography
The Murder of Emmett Till
About African American History: The Murder of Emmett Till
THE LITTLE ROCK 9
Little Rock 9
The 1957-1958 School Year
School Integration in Little Rock, Arkansas
MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTTThey Changed the World: The Story of the Montgomery Bus BoycottMontgomery Bus Boycott
King Encyclopedia: Freedom Rides
SNCC: Freedom Rides
Women's Rights Movement in the US--Timeline
Women's Rights: National Historic Park
History of the Equal Rights Amendment
JAPANESE INTERNMENTJapanese InternmentTopaz: Japanese Relocation Photographs
TRAIL OF TEARSTrail of TearsTrail of Tears
The History Place: Holocaust Timeline
Holocaust History Project
If there is another topic, you would like to explore, just let me know and I will help you find some resources!