Fifth Grade Civil Rights museum
Since the end of January, Fifth Grade students have been engaged in a Project Based Learning (PBL) unit focused on the Civil Rights Movement. Teachers created an interdisciplinary curriculum that guided students towards designing an exhibit about key events, important places, and major figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Today their studies culminated in exhibits on display in the Hamilton Room.
Topics for their individual or group displays included economic rights, ordinary people changing the world (Brown vs. Board, Little Rock Nine, Rosa Parks), Freedom Songs and the role music played during the Civil Rights Movement, voter registration and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, civil disobedience, Freedom Riders, Jim Crow, and the passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
See some of the students’ work below. Well done, Fifth Graders!