People Power Section 4: The US Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan

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People Power is a multi-media resource that fosters student exploration of how engaged citizens change the world. All six sections are common-core connected and also available on This resource contains a detailed civil rights movement lesson plan with activities. 

In section 4, students study national movements that have ended dictatorship, segregation and violence. Examples of iconic struggles allow for examination of the effectiveness of nonviolent strategies. This Country Briefing Kit contains videos, primary sources, and background materials on the civil rights movement in the United States. Similar resources are provided for 7 other popular movements.

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