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!

The Little Rock Nine approaching Central High School

The Little Rock Nine approaching Central High School

 

March on Washington

The March on Washington

 

A tribute to Rosa Parks

A tribute to Rosa Parks (notice the “before” bus and the “after” bus and where the riders are sitting)

 

March on Washington

The March on Washington

 

Here We Are All Together

Here We Are All Together

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