USF's WebQuest 

WebQuest Title:  The Civil Rights Movement


Author:     Byron Miller

Student's Assignment

Introduction:

The Civil Rights Movement (CRM) was one of the most influential periods in American History.  The events of the 1950's and 1960's tested the character of minorities, as well as the founding principles of this nation.  There were many great individual efforts of the era that helped catapult America into the twentieth first century and out of the Social-Darwinist ideals of prior times.  The CRM is a cornerstone of American culture and provided the foundation for America to truly become the melting pot it was originally created to be.

Tasks:

Students are to write at least a paragraph of findings for each of the following:  Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, President Kennedy and the Separate but Equal policies.

Process:

Computer Research

    1.  Use the websites provided to find information on each topic included in the task.

    2.  Each paragraph should highlight the importance of the person or policy, and should be supported

          with various examples.



Resources:
    

Resources

http://www.martinlutherking.org/
http://www.mecca.org/~crights/cyber.html

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/sixties/civil.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/chrcivil.htm
http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/
:http://www.britannica.com/Blackhistory/home

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0bio-1
 

 

Evaluation:
 

Category       Score
Topics Covered

All Covered

10

Missing 1

7

Missing 2 or More

5

/10

Examples Given

3 or more

10

Only 2

7

Less than 2

5

/10

Importance of Person

Clearly Stated

10

A little unclear

7

Unclear

5

/10

Total

 

     

/30

 

Conclusion:
   

Though it peaked during the 1960's, the civil rights movement continues to go on today.  Until there is racial equality, we all must strive to bridge the racial gap and decrease racially motivated actions.  I hoped you learned much about the CRM and some of its key players and events, as well as you beginning to contemplate ways to finally bridge the racial gap so we can all "just get along."