The Other Civil Rights Movement

Target Student Group: Grade 11, United States History

Lesson Context: Introduction

Lesson Delivery: Flipped Instruction

Instructional Intent: This Google form will be used to achieve instructional intent by providing students with an engaging introduction to the American Indian Movement. While students are learning about the Civil Rights Movement, which they likely will have learned about before 11th grade, I also want them to learn about the AIM which they likely will have not learned about yet. The two sources provide an insight into the type of content that AIM was creating and how it was being covered by media. This lesson will ask students to use their contextualization skills as they will be thinking about how AIM fit into the broader Civil Rights Movement and thinking about why it never gained as much traction as the movement for Black civil rights.

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3 Replies to “The Other Civil Rights Movement”

  1. A well designed lesson – good presentation and layout of content and tasks. Interesting contrast between the two artifacts – poster and photo. They carried such different messages.

    Your highlight of the quote from the poster is powerful. It presents the agency of the AIM movement – not willing to roll over and die. The photo is a powerful juxtaposition between the teepee and Washington Monument. The teepee reminds us that all the grandeur of Washington DC (and the rest of America) were built on Indian land. The two structures have so many contrast – material, construction, purpose and permanence.

    By the way, you might enjoy the book “There There” by Tommy Orange and young Native American writer. I read the book and saw him speak here in Portland this spring – at one of the last big public events I went to pre-Covid. A powerful book and insightful writer.

  2. Hi Maggie, good inclusion of a historical moment that is often overlooked. I think this information is especially important due to the continued and similar struggles that BIPOC experience today. You also do a good job of focusing your questions on the ideas important to students to understand, namely why this struggle is often excluded or overshadowed in common historical memory.

  3. Very cool Maggie. Your instructional goals are so detailed and intentional. I like question 3 for the poster, its kinda ELA-ish. There’s a lot of interesting history about the Puyallup people. In 1964 Marlon Brando protested in Puyallup for fishing rights with the indigenous people there.

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