WebQuest

Influential People of the Civil Rights Era

Process

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1. Pick a partner. You and your parter will choose one of the following influential people:

  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Rosa Parks
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • President John F. Kennedy
  • Robert F. Kennedy

2. You will need to research the person you have chosen to determine how this person affected society. Your research should include:

  • What action(s) is this person remembered for?
  • What influenced or motivated this person to do this action(s)?
  • Why was this action important or significant?
  • How did this (these) action(s) help or hurt other people?
  • What impact does this (these) action(s) have on people today?
  • What interesting fact(s) about this person did you find when conducting your research?

Please record your information on the "Influential Person of the Civil Rights Era" document (file 2) which can be found in the resource section at the bottom of this page. This should be given to your teacher at the time of the presentation.

3. Use at least two different sources for your research. A list of useful links can be found below and also under "Resources" at the bottom of this page (file 1).

President John F. Kennedy

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/jfk.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/11044/data_jfk/civil.html

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/JFK+in+History/Civil+Rights+Context+in+the+Early+1960s.htm

Robert F. Kennedy

http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/nhhs/project/rfk.htm

http://bobby-kennedy.com/

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkennedyR.htm

Thurgood Marshall

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/thurgoodmarshall1.htm

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,991253,00.html

http://www.thurgoodmarshall.com/home.htm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jan/king.html

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkingML.htm

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/biographies/113415

Rosa Parks

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0bio-1

http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/sittingdown.htm

http://www.america.gov/st/diversity-english/2008/December/20090106142830jmnamdeirf0.6788446.html

Miscellaneous

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html

4. After the research is completed, the partners will choose an exhibit from the list below, create the exhibit, and present it to the class. The presentation needs to include the answers to the questions from section #2.

  • Statue with information page
  • Video Documentary
  • Slide Show Documentary

5. Use the "Presentation Notes" document (file 3) found at the bottom of this page to record notes.  You will record notes during the group presentations and use these to help with the quiz.

 

 


 

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    Description: This page is to be used during the research portion of the WebQuest. Use it to record the informatin found on your selected person.

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    Description: This page is to be used during the class presentations. Record your notes on this page as other groups make their presentations.

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    Description: List of links which may be used to complete the research.

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