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East Greenwich High School Library: Activists / Civil Rights

Honoring an Activist Assignment

Assignment Background:

After studying how the American government works and American history, it is clear that progress happens when citizens engage in the democratic process and in our culture to shape a more just and equitable society. Currently, America is in crisis as we seek to keep our nation healthy and well in the midst of a pandemic.  Yet in the midst of this challenge, Americans are making sacrifices to help others and themselves. From medical workers on the front lines to each of you who are engaging in social distancing, people are taking action to improve the world they live in and to offer a better future. Throughout history, people have faced challenges, worked hard, and made progress.  Progress is never guaranteed though and the struggle for Americans is to take on the challenge to keep striving for a more just society. This assignment is intended to give you a chance to explore this activism and bring it to life.

Now create your own project to honor this activism.   Checklist for Activist Projects.

Honoring Past Activist

Create a tribute to the life and legacy of a civil rights activist. 
Be sure to include answers to the following FIVE QUESTIONS:

  1. On which issue did they focus their efforts?
  2. What influenced this activist to take action?
  3. What did this activist achieve?  
  4. How should he/she be remembered?
  5. What lessons can be applied today?

Possible Formats

  • Infographic
  • Poster
  • Poem
  • Political Cartoon
  • Video
  • Song
  • Short story
  • Children’s book

 

  • Flyer
  • Magazine article
  • Textbook spotlight 
  • Illustrated timeline/calendar
  • Scrapbook
  • Google Slideshow

Make sure to review the checklists
for what each project is required to have.

Progressive Leaders of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Asian American Activists

Children's Rights Activists

Civil Rights Activists

Civil Rights Activists

Consumer Safety / Government / Military Activists

Disabilities Rights Activists

Environmental / Tribal Activists

Feminists

Feminists

Latino Rights Activists

LGBTQ+ Activists

Older American Rights Activists

Race Today Activists

Muslim Rights Activists

Youth Activists of Today

Sharing Your PiktoChart Infographic with Your Teacher

Instructions for Sharing Your Infographic with Your Teacher

  1. Create your Infographic using Piktochart. Make sure you included your source (in correct MLA format) at the bottom of the image.
  2. Piktochart Download settingsName your Infographic.  In the Piktochart program, click on the pencil in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.  Follow the naming protocol: Activist Name - Your First name Your Last name Period X.
  3. DOWNLOAD the Infographic.  Select DOWNLOAD in the upper right-hand corner of the Piktochart program. Use the settings described in this image:
  4. The image will be saved to your downloads folder on your device.  Attach the image file to the Google Form below.

FINISHED? Submit your completed Activist project using the Google Form below

STOP.  Before you submit your project, make sure it meets the Activist Project Checklist.

SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED PROJECT USING THIS GOOGLE FORM.  Click below:

Activist Project Form Upload