Book 8 – 20th Century

20th Century – Book 8

Unit 1:Civil Rights Movement

  • Discrimination- In this recreation simulation students will learn how segregation affected African-Americans students in the past and how it still affects them today.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott- In this analogous simulation game students will in teams will see the actions that were taken by African-Americans and their supporters to break segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • March on Washington- In this recreation simulation students will take part in MLK’s March on Washington.  Students will compete to be the best: poster-makers, Marchers, singers, and most passionate speakers in recreating MLK’s, “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Civil Rights Movement- In this recreation simulation students will create human pictures of famous events from Civil Rights Movement, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Unit 2: Political Issues of the 20th Century

  • Watergate– In this simulation game students will work in teams of 5 to make a visual aid that outlines President Nixon’s political fall.  From the ceiling on one side of the room to the floor on the other there a string will be stretched that holds clothes pins.
  • Women’s Movement – In this blind recreation and analogous simulation boys in the class will take the role of housewives and the girls will take the role of the working husband.
  • Decades- In this simulation game students will take part in a cultural carnival.  Students will play carnival games that represent various parts of the pop culture during the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
  • Activism- In this project students will reexamine activities done throughout the school year to become participants, not merely witnesses, in history.  They will brainstorm problems in their community and in the world.

Cost: $129