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Engaging Students in the Civil Rights Movement

My students need a collection of 21 books to engage in learning about the Civil Rights Movement. These books include Rosa's Bus, Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges, and I Have a Dream.

My Students

In our classroom, we are building critical thinking skills. I would like my students to be able to integrate knowledge from texts, videos and class discussions to develop their own understanding and to be able to apply these skills to the world around them.

My fourth graders are hardworking and conscientious students.

They are working on building scholarly thinking and actions. They are voracious readers, budding authors and mathematicians in the making. These diligent fourth graders would greatly benefit from resources that help them expand their experiences. Our school is a very diverse Title I school in the Boston area.

My Project

My students need a collection of 21 books to engage in learning about the Civil Rights Movement. These books include Rosa's Bus, Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges, and I Have a Dream. The students will be learning about many facets of the Civil Rights Movement. Students will benefit from both engaging historical fiction books and powerful nonfiction books. These books will help to increase student engagement, understanding and comprehension of a complex time period. The students will develop their critical thinking skills by listening to, reading and discussing these incredible books. The books that have been selected cover many events in the Civil Rights Movement. Students will use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast books on the same event and integrate their understanding with knowledge from video clips and class discussion.

These donations will make a positive impact on these students.

By providing them with resources that are interesting and relevant, students will be engaged and take ownership of their learning. They will develop their critical thinking skills that will help them be not only good students but also good citizens.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We''ve Got a Job • AKJ Books $29.20 1 $29.20
Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides: The Power of Nonviolent Resistance (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $22.11 1 $22.11
The March from Selma to Montgomery: African Americans Demand the Vote (Library of the Civil Rights Movement.) • Amazon $20.34 1 $20.34
The 1963 March on Washington: Speeches and Songs for Civil Rights (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $20.34 1 $20.34
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Integrating Public Buses (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $18.08 1 $18.08
Rosa''s Bus • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
I Have a Dream • AKJ Books $16.05 1 $16.05
Freedom Summer • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Through My Eyes • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom on the Menu • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Goin'' Someplace Special Patricia C. McKissack, Jerry Pinkney • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sweet Smell Of Roses • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Of Thee I Sing (A Letter to My Daughters) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
March On! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is the Dream • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Back of the Bus • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down Andrea Dav • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation Andrea Davis • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40

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