1963- A Journey North to South

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  • Middle School
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Inspired by the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis, this lesson explores the Watson family’s journey from Flint, MI to Birmingham, AL in 1963 as well as several social issues that faced them at this challenging time in American History. The 1963 unit is designed to accommodate a variety of classroom content and situations. Activities can be used in harmony with one another or as pieces that serve your needs. The lesson collection includes separate activities in the four core subject areas: • Geography and GIS: Route Analysis, Population and Demographics, Landscape Change over time • Language Arts: Novel Exploration and Literary Analysis • Math: Time and Distance • Science: Whirlpools • Social Studies: The 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech

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