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Day 1:


As students enter class there will be a Do-Now assignment asking them to write down a definition of civil rights in their notebooks. (5 minutes)


Inform students they will be discussing civil rights. Ask them to define civil rights. Then ask them what they associate with civil rights. Create a graphic organizer in Inspiration while they suggest things associated with civil rights. (10 minutes)


Present the definition of civil rights from the Lexicon of Historical and Political Terms by Robert R. Davis Jr. Discuss how this definition may be different from the definition they came up with. Discuss the difference between civil rights and natural rights (since they will have probably listed a number of characteristics of natural rights in their civil rights definition) emphasizing aspect like the role of the state. (15 minutes)


Look at who they included in their “things associated with civil rights” graphic organizer. If they did not list a group ask them why. Start with racial groups that they may have forgotten like Chicanos, Asians, or Middle Easterners. Then go to women. Then ask about (if they didn't include it) gay rights. Why didn't they associate gay rights with civil rights? Point out how the frameworks for US history in Massachusetts also don't include them. (15 minutes)


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