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 Forest Whitaker reflecting on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Forest Whitaker: Growing Up with Dr. King
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.E.1 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
SS.E.1.1 The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.
SS.E.1.2 Important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions from New York State and United States history illustrate the connections and interactions of people and events across time and from a variety of perspectives.
SS.E.1.3 Study about how the major social, political, economic, cultural, and religious developments in New York State and United States history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.
SS.C.1.1A Students analyze the development of American culture, explaining how ideas, values, beliefs, and traditions have changed over time and how they unite all Americans.