Fifth grade’s “Civil Rights Times”

CivilRightsTimes-1This year’s fifth grade students did intensive research on the Civil Rights Movement, which culminated in their April presentation of the annual Civil Rights Cafe (video). Their final written project,”The Civil Rights Times,” was published to coincide with the event. The newspaper served as a creative way to share the information they collected, in addition to providing a way for students to work collaboratively on articles that connected their research to modern day civil rights struggles. Using what they learned together to address a current problem is the basis of our Project-Based Learning pedagogy. Read The Civil Rights Times here. – Ana Weiner, 5th grade teacher

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