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From Selma to Montgomery: An introduction to the 1965 marches

Posted By Filiz Yargici On May 30, 2015 @ 9:54 pm In | Comments Disabled

by Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Teacher Resource Producer

Introduction:
Students read a one-page overview of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches and watch three video clips (about a minute each) from the film Selma.

Main Activity:
Students watch three videos (about 2.5 minutes each), analyze the content and answer critical thinking questions.

Conclusion:
Students watch an interview with Selma director Ava DuVernay and watch a PBS NewsHour segment, “High Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act.” Each clip is about 10 minutes.

Go to:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons_plans/an-introduction-to-the-1965-marches-from-selma-to-montgomery/ [1]


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