A great activity for engaging kinesthetic learners and students who have a hard time focusing is to get them up and moving around the classroom. For this new lesson on major events of the Civil Rights Movement, this theory is paired with the famous Freedom Riders who traveled the South registering voters.
Included are 7 one page readings on major events of the Civil Rights Movement (Brown Vs. The Board of Ed., The Little Rock 9, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, etc) that students read as they travel around the room.
As your students stop and read about each event, they complete a graphic organizer and map each event. This is a great activity to get students moving around the room. It can also be completed in groups, or used for student presentations.
A completed example is included as well as several additional ideas on how to present the lesson. You can download this lesson for use in your class by clicking here.