Digital Storytelling the Civil Rights Edition

Digital Storytelling Activity

This post will include details on an activity that is to be completed by students while covering the civil rights movement in class. Included in this post are objectives and TEKS that correspond with this activity.

Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify how specific people in history impacted the country with their actions. They will be able to identify MLK, Rosa Parks, Caesar Chavez, Betty Friedan, Etc.
  • Student will explain about specific eras in United States that tie in with the Civil Rights Movement. They will learn about Political organization, significant leaders, non-violent approach, and boycotts.

Task Description

Students will create a digital story illustrating important events that occurred during the civil rights movement or create a biography over influential leaders and their accomplishments during the civil rights movement. Student will use Prezi to complete this task.

TEKS

  • Students will be able to identify how specific people in history impacted the country with their actions. They will be able to identify MLK, Rosa Parks, Caesar Chavez, Betty Friedan, Etc.
  • Student will explain about specific eras in United States that tie in with the Civil Rights Movement. They will learn about Political organization, significant leaders, non-violent approach, and boycotts.

Social Studies Skills

  • Locate and use primary and secondary sources such as computer software, data-bases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States
  • create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information

I have included an example below of a digital story that is to be completed by students.

Example Link

http://prezi.com/zmagtmlhm5n2/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

 

 

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