Sitting In, Standing Up
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Sitting In, Standing Up: Leaders of the Civil Rights Era

Available January 2021! Sitting In, Standing Up: Leaders of the Civil Rights Era, tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis.
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Sitting In, Standing Up: Leaders of the Civil Rights Era, tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. The work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day.

Hands-on projects about social justice issues alongside essential questions, links to online resources, and text-to-world connections promote a profound understanding of history and offer opportunities for social-emotional learning.

Try these research projects!

  • Read and respond to the Bill of Rights
  • Research today’s debate about voter ID laws
  • Stage a debate on a current civil rights issue
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619309128
Paperback, $14.95
9781619309159
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 112 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Who Will Lead Us?

Chapter One
Thurgood Marshall
Leader in the Law

Chapter Two
Fannie Lou Hamer
Fight for the Vote

Chapter Three
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonviolent Activism

Chapter Four
Ella Baker
Power to the People

Chapter Five
John Lewis
A Lifetime of Leadership

Glossary
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index