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Yavneh Academy Eighth Graders Present Civil Rights Movement Projects

The Yavneh Academy eighth grade classes completed an interdisciplinary humanities project as a culmination of their study of the Civil Rights Movement. In their language arts classes, the students read “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “A Raisin in the Sun.” While analyzing the themes and characters, they also studied the settings of each work. In social studies, the students did in-depth research about life in the Jim Crow South during segregation. Each group of students selected a more specific topic to present to their classmates. Using a project menu created by their teachers, the students selected the project style that best showcased their research. Students created digital photo albums, dioramas, skits, games, newsletters and infographics that incorporated their research and the setting-related challenges their characters faced in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Raisin in the Sun.” As the students visited their peers’ projects, they completed exit activities about each project.

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