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Governor George Wallace Blocks the Entrance of the University of Alabama

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Details of the Lesson

This lesson will cover the events surrounding Governor George Wallace's attempt to prevent the enrollment of African American students at the University of Alabama in 1963. Students will learn about the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement and the legal battles that led up to this event. The lesson will also explore the impact of Wallace's actions on the Civil Rights Movement and the broader struggle for racial equality in the United States.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Understand the legal battles that led up to Governor Wallace's actions
  • Analyze the impact of Wallace's actions on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Evaluate the broader struggle for racial equality in the United States

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement and the legal battles that led up to Governor Wallace's actions. Students will then engage in a group discussion to analyze the impact of Wallace's actions on the Civil Rights Movement and the broader struggle for racial equality in the United States. Finally, students will complete a written reflection on the lesson.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook: The Civil Rights Movement by John Dittmer
  • Online articles about Governor George Wallace and the University of Alabama
  • Handout with discussion questions
  • Writing materials

Activities

  • Lecture on the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement and the legal battles that led up to Governor Wallace's actions
  • Group discussion to analyze the impact of Wallace's actions on the Civil Rights Movement and the broader struggle for racial equality in the United States
  • Written reflection on the lesson

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