Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on the March on Washington lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King Leads the March on Washington
SS.8.9 DOMESTIC POLITICS AND REFORM: The civil rights movement and the Great Society were attempts by people and the government to address major social, legal, economic, and environmental problems. Subsequent economic recession called for a new economic program.
SS.8.9.a The civil rights movement began in the postwar era in response to long-standing inequalities in American society and eventually brought about equality under the law but slower progress on economic improvements.
SS.8.9.a.1 Students will compare and contrast the strategies used by civil rights activists such as Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
SS.8.9.a.2 Students will explain the significance of key civil rights victories including President Truman’s desegregation of the military, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
SS.8.9.a.3 Students will examine the extent to which the economic situation of African Americans improved as a result of the civil rights movement.