Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities
Civil Rights Scrapbook
Students will choose a notable event from the Civil Rights Movement
from the list below. In groups of 3, students will create a scrapbook
portraying their chosen event. They will include topics such as
important people, summaries of the event, outcomes of the event,
- Brown vs. Board of Education
- Montgomery Bus Boycott
- Events at Central High School in Arkansas
- Sit – Ins
- Freedom Rides
- Selma & the Voting Rights
- Children of the Civil Rights
- Choose one of the above topics.
- Research your topic with your group in the library. Gather as
much information as possible. This will be your only day to research
- Thursday, in class you will begin creating your scrapbook portraying
your chosen Civil Rights event.
- You will complete and present your scrapbook on Friday, April
- Your scrapbook must be at least 6 pages in length. (This includes
front & back pages.) Of course, it may be longer than this.
- You must include at least 3 pictures. These may be drawn, photocopied,
magazine pictures, pictures from the Internet, or real photographs.
- Everything in your scrapbook MUST have a caption or explanation
to accompany it. This includes all pictures, items, etc.
- You must write at least 1 journal entry from a notable person
from your event. Although this journal is made up by you, it must
have information and wording that your individual would have used.
- You must include dates of your event.
- You must include at least five 3-D objects pertaining to your
event. Remember these must have captions. Some materials will
be provided for you; however, you will want to bring some things
- You must include a paragraph describing the event that you
have chosen. Discuss the cause and effects of your event.
- Your scrapbook should have a cover presenting the “title”
of your event.
- A grade sheet will be given to each group member at the completion
of the project. Each member will list which sections of the scrapbook
were completed by each group member. Then he will rate what grade
he thinks each group member should receive. This will be completely
Developed by: Mary Ruffin Moore, Central High School-West, Tuscaloosa,