Research Presentations: The Civil Rights Movement

Research Presentations: The Civil Rights Movement
 Create a 5-minute presentation with your partner. People presenting alone 3-4 minutes.
 Share specific and interesting information about your topic. (Remember if it is not
interesting you, it won’t be interesting to us.)
 You must have an audio-visual presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, Google slides, video,
 Don’t write too much information on any slide. Bullet point main ideas
and then provide commentary and connection.
 You must use at least 4 sources, one of which is a primary source. Most of your
information should come from KRL databases, and the websites given by Ms. Croston.
 You may not simply read from your notes or visual! Doing so makes for a terrible
presentation. Know your subject well enough that you can speak about it comfortably.
Yes, you may use note cards to reference, but not to read from.
 Do not write too much information on any note card. If you do, you’ll
be more likely to want to read it all. Bullet point your main ideas on your
note cards.
 Create an accurate annotated bibliography in MLA formant. See attached format.
Presentation Break Down:
 Presentation: 70 points
 Annotated Bibliography: 20 points
 Note cards: 20 Points (Each note card must have source clearly evident.)
_____________/25 Ideas
Is thoughtful and well organized
Demonstrates understanding of significant aspects of topic and its
relevance to the novel.
______________/ 25 Structure
Skillfully uses a variety of audio/visual resources to keep audience
Includes media resources that are used creatively to enhance
understanding of the topic.
_____________/ 20 Use of Language
Demonstrates accomplished oral communication skills and
rehearsal to create a well-planned delivery.
Includes participation by all group members.
Annotated Bibliography- 20 points
This a great citation and bibliography format resource site.
Bibilography format
Entire Website
Website Title. Publisher of website, date of last update. Date of Access. (URL is only
necessary if you think your reader won't easily be able to locate the webpage).
Example:, Inc., 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2012.
Article from a Webpage
Last Name, First Name (if given). "Title of Webpage." Website Title. Publisher of website
(often found at the bottom
of the page), date of last update. Web. Date of Access. See (URL is only necessary if you
think your
reader won't easily be able to locate the webpage).
"Opening Night: Wit Starring Cynthia Nixon.", Inc., 2012.
Web. 12 Feb. 2012.
Summarize information and details
Evaluation of usefulness and benefits of the source
Description of the source: type of source, primary/secondary, web/book
Note Cards:
Need bullet pointed note cards for presentation
Need research note cards in correct format.
Research Note Cards:
Resource 1 :
Card 1
MLA Citation
Resource 1:
Card 2
Main Ideas and details from research
Resource 1:
Main Ideas and details from research
Card 3
Research Topics: The American Civil Rights Movement
This research is in preparation for our reading of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. While the
book takes place during the 1930s (the Great Depression), it was published in 1960, when the
Civil Rights was starting to move forward. The topics, all taken together, help to provide a
historical context for Lee’s novel, and are a critical part of our history as Americans.
Your task is to thoroughly research your topic with your partner, then prepare and
present a 5-minute presentation to the class, complete with visual(s) and an annotated
Affirmative Action
The Black Panther Party
Protest Songs
The Scottsboro Trials
The Congress of Racial Equality
Emmett Till
The Equal Rights Amendment
Freedom Riders
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Ku Klux Klan
he Little Rock Nine
Malcom X
The 1963 March on
Medgar Evers
Poll taxes/24 Amendment/Voting Rights Act of 1965
Selma to Montgomery March/Bloddy Sunday
Thurgood Marshall
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Plesssy vs Ferguson
The Tuskegee Airmen
James Meredith
John Lewis
The Great Depression
Harper Lee
Latino’s Rights (Caesar Chavez)
Native American Rights – Indian Schools and reservation rights
Women’s roles in the abolition movement/suffrage/property rights
Jackie Robinson
Jessie Owens
Ruby Bridges
The 16 Street Baptist Church bombing 1963
Nelson Mandela
Fredrick Douglas
Mahatma Gandhi
Black Lives Matter
Andrew Goodman
Any topic not on the list must be cleared by the classroom teacher