The US Civil Rights Movement
Shikaya and Facing History and Ourselves
The US Civil Rights Movement (Facilitated by Nicola Frick)
The K-W-L chart was used on The Civil Rights Movement generally and The Freedom Riders in particular.
- K-W-L charts are graphic organizers that help students organize information before, during and after a unit or a lesson. They can be used to engage students in a new topic, activate prior knowledge, share unit objectives, and monitor learning.
Column 1: What do you Know about the topic?
Column 2: What do you Want to know?
Column 3: What did you Learn?
After a shoe map of Freedom Riders off PBS website.
Participants were asked to write down a statement/ phrase/ sentence that particularly stood out for them from the documentary on the front of an index card.
A Teacher quote: " Blind to the realities of racism and afraid of change"
At the back Participants should write a few sentences explaining why they chose that quote - what it meant to them, reminded them of, etc. They may have connected it to something that happened to them in their own life, to a film or book they saw or read, or to something that happened in history or is happening in current events.
Meaning: :"Kennedy"s had to be careful of categorising Southern Governers that supported them".
The workshop continued with discussions on the different opinions people have about the film and creating ID charts on non- violence.
" I appreciated the conversation format and the highlighting of resonating quotes. very good to watch a film with an 'eye' open for quotes to discuss."
" The issues raised at the workshop were hugely relevant. young people are faced with personal and public struggles that require resistance strategies and responses."
"The Highlight for me was the discussion on quotes and issues surrounding non-violence which is so topically relevant in current society."