Civil Rights in Mr. Frauen's American History Class.

March 28, 2013

In American History II at the high school the students are currently discussing the Civil Rights movement throughout the 1960's in the United States.  Students will gain an understanding of the movement by discussing items from Brown v. Board of Education to the Civil Rights Act of 1968.  Throughout the time span we have compared and contrasted the views of several Civil Rights leaders to help our students understand the struggle of racial inequality and discrimination.  Along with the struggles and challenges that were faced in the Civil Rights movement, we also analyzed the achievements that were gained through legislative action and constant legal protesting.   In their final assignment over Civil Rights, students will be completing an essay comparing and contrasting Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.  We will progress from the Civil Rights movement into the Vietnam War and then into the mainstream society of the 1960's.