Influential People of the Civil Rights Era



Title: Influential People of the Civil Rights Era

Grade Level: 5th

Georgia Performance Standard(s):

SS5H8: Student will describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950-1975 (specifically during the Civil Rights era)

  • b) explain key people of the Civil Rights era and their activities.
  • c) describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Essential Questions:

  1. How did the actions of (specific person) influence others? 
  2. How was the Civil Rights movement influenced by people's beliefs and ideals?

Created by: Kate Butler-Plumb

Description: The purpose of this WebQuest is to enable the students to do research on an influential person from the Civil Rights era and present thier findings to the class using a creative method (exhibit). The students become the experts and educate the other students in the class.


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