Minecraft Education Edition: Good Trouble - US Civil Rights (Lessons in Good Trouble)

Join US Civil Rights Movement activists as they march, ride, sit, and stand while being catalysts for Good Trouble, racial justice, and equality.

 

Learning Objectives

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT: Students will develop a better understanding of how to make meaningful choices to influence positive changes for others.

HISTORICAL/POLITICAL AWARENESS: Students will develop a better understanding of how the activists of the Civil Rights Movement challenged the norms, policies, and legislation that existed to lead to a change in society.

HEROIC CONTEXT: Students will identify important people and events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and their role within this movement.

SIGNIFICANT CONTEXT: Students will develop an understanding of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

At the end of this lesson:

  • Students will understand how the fight to end racial injustices and the implementation of Jim Crow laws led to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Students will understand the different forms of protests that were used during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Students will understand the terminology associated with racial injustice and discrimination as it pertains to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Students will understand how a variety of people displayed empathy and understanding and protested alongside African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement

 

External References

Civil Rights Timeline

This is a timeline from Tolerance of the major events in the US Civil Rights Movement

Photo Analysis Doc for Young Students

This is a Photo Analysis document for younger students provided by the US National Archives.

Photo Analysis Doc for Intermediate Students

This is a Photo Analysis document for intermediate students provided by the US National Archives.

Picture This!

This is a Photo Analysis document from ReadWriteThink that prompts students to add a caption to an image.

Claudette Colvin The Girl that Came Before Rosa Parks

This video provides information on Claudette Colvin a young girl who refused to give up her seat on a bus before Rosa Parks.

John Lewis’ This is It Moment at the March on Washington

This video provides information on John Lewis’ role at the March on Washington

Congressman John Lewis’ Firsthand Account of Bloody Sunday

Congressman John Lewis shares a firsthand account of Bloody Sunday

Good Trouble – Minecraft World file

Good Trouble Minecraft world used to support the lesson activities. Link will open in Minecraft: Education Edition.

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Technology Topics
Video Games
Social Studies Topics
American History, Constitution & Bill of Rights, Ethics, Government and Political Science
K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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* Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Vocabulary
This is the vocabulary for the Minecraft Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Lesson

* Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Photo Analysis
Students will use this document to analyze images from the US Civil Rights Movement

* Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Movement Full Lesson
This is the full lesson for the Minecraft Good Trouble: US Civil Rights Movement Lesson

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