A Seat on the Bus the Continuing Journey Toward Equality
an integrated, interdisciplinary, thematic unit of the Civil Rights movement in America Although Americans voice the belief that all are created equal, for much of American history, this has only been true for whicte men of a certain economic level. Others have had to struggle - and continue to struggle - for their "inalienable rights" - life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A complete and accurate understanding of American history must include the awareness of these struggles. The Civil Rights Movement was a protest against injustice based on race. This interdisciplinary/integrated unit is designed to give students a basic understanding of the people, events and issues of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on society today, as well as an understanding of the nature of discrimination and prejudice. Students will also be able to recognize sterotypes and develop a tolerance and respect for cultural differences.