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Project C: Episode 4 - The Civil Rights Act

Original Webcast Date:

13-Nov-14

Middle School | High School

US History

Project C- Episode 4 Clips

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Length: 02:46

Gwen Ifill Interview

Length: 05:25

Voting Rights

Length: 07:49


About

In this episode, student reporters begin a new journey to explore the links between social activism, democracy, and the legislative process. Join us as our reporters meet with politicians, journalists and activists to learn about historical events that led to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Learn how citizens can engage with their elected officials on the issues of today. Voting Rights Project Co-Director Marcia Johnson-Blanco and historian and author Nick Kotz answer viewer questions.

Resources

Google - My Maps

Kahoot!

Quizizz

Issue Guide

This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book

The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.

This issue guide provides a brief overview of the bullying issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.

Although bullying is often thought of as only a school-related problem, in reality it affects us all.

Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. What year did President Lyndon B. Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act, and what is the Civil Rights Act?
  2. Which Alabama town was at the center of the struggle for voting rights?
  3. What day did President Johnson sign the Voting Rights Act, and what is the Voting Rights Act?
  4. What are primary sources? Which of the following cannot be a primary source?
  • Biography
  • Newspaper
  • Photograph
  • Map

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute education site

Library of Congress--The Civil Rights Act of 1964

National Archives Teaching with Docs  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  and  Congress and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965  Khan Academy

PBS Civil Rights Resources


Sponsors

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is made possible through the generous support of:

  • Alabama Humanities Foundation, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

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