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Thursday, January 16, 2020

January Topic: Civil Rights


January 20th is Civil Rights Day in the United States. It is a day to celebrate and honor all those who took part in the American Civil Rights Movement (video) in the 1960's. It also celebrates the contributions of activist Martin Luther King, Jr., who was well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation and to promote black equality in the United States and globally.


Your ESL students may find this topic interesting as it will give them an insight into America's history of human rights.


Listen to Martin Luther King's Famous Speech "I Have a Dream" - Have your students take notes and then discuss as a class.


RECOMMENDED ESL LINKS AROUND THE TOPIC OF 'CIVIL RIGHTS':

 
 

Recommended Movie:  The Help 


Recommended for: High Intermediate/Advanced Students

An aspiring author during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

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