Lesson Plans for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Share My Lesson offers a new collection of free lessons and classroom materials about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the civil rights movement.

The collection of lesson plans consists of resources on the event, such as tools to dissect and compare Dr. Martin Luther King’s prepared speech versus his delivered speech. Also featured are teaching materials about other civil rights activists such as Bayard Rustin, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey and A. Philip Randolph. The collection includes unique lesson plans that challenge students to study, research and analyze the different strategies employed to advance the African-American freedom struggle, and their influence on the civil rights movement.