Marion Butts Collection:
Objectives: Students will enrich their knowledge of the civil rights movement in Dallas through the analysis of primary documents.
Social Studies TEKS:
- TEK 7.21C Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps
- TEK 7.7C Trace the civil rights and equal rights movements of various groups in Texas in the 20th century and identify key leaders in these movements.
Approximately 1-2 class periods
Materials & Resources:
- Primary source sets
- Word bubbles handouts
- Scissors & glue
- In pairs, students will be provided with a set of photographs of civil rights leaders in Dallas.
- Students will imagine the dialogue between the people in the provided photos.
- Using the word bubbles, students will write the dialogue between the civil rights activists/leaders.
- Post the finished products around the classroom and allow the students to do a gallery walk to see the creativity of their classmates.
- What was the strategy of civil rights activists in Dallas?
- How did the civil rights movement in Dallas compare to the rest of the South?
- Would you have been a part of the civil rights movement?
- Have students write a longer dialogue between civil rights activists. Consider the two major view-points of the civil rights movement: violence vs. peaceful resistance.