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The Road to Civil Rights

by Academy of Achievement

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

Course Description

The Road to Civil Rights course takes students on a journey through one of the most significant periods in America's history. Travel through the timeline and listen to key historic figures talk about the events that shaped the future of our country.
Using a traditional backward-design teaching method, this eLearning course consists of an interactive eBook as well as video and audio podcasts.  Together, they deliver historical background on the major events of the civil rights movement, including:
  • Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Rosa Parks Takes a Seat
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Bus Desegregation
  • Non-violence and Civil Disobedience Movement
  • Lunch Counter Sit-ins
  • The March on Washington
  • The March from Selma to Montgomery
  • Voting Rights Act
  • The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Delivered through candid conversations, the impressions of seven civil rights pioneers provide students with a unique view into how the events of the civil rights movement unfolded. The captivating details come to life as they are relived by Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Congressman John R. Lewis, Maya Angelou, William T. Coleman, Judge Frank M. Johnson, and Ambassador Andrew Young.
This multimedia course is appropriate for students in grades 7 through 12 in Civics, History, or other relevant Social Sciences settings.

Customer Reviews

Rosa Parks


Great synopsis

Must read for all baby boomers and young people under 45 years

Under-represented Account

The so-called account of the emergence and development of what can only be referred to as an aspect of the Civil Rights movement presented here is very pedestrian. It fails to engage those whose intellectual life's work has been to disclose the complexities and diverse nature of the fights for civil rights on behalf of and by people's of African descent in the US. It also represents an extreme parochialism wherein it fails to account for the fundamental role of women such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Septima Clarke, Ida B Wells, etc. There's an obvious neglect of the contributions of Black writers (Baldwin, Wright, Mays, DuBois) as well as the absence of Black nationalists' contributions (Garvey, Senghor, Malcolm). It lacks the rigor of analysis given to the lectures/presentations of Roman, Greek, World, & US histories available through ITunes--A great disappointment!!

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