Students use an online geographic information system (GIS) to uncover the geographic and social context of streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. They map street locations to identify regional patterns in honoring King, consider issues related to data accuracy, explore the demographic character...
Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Concepts: civil rights, datasets, geographic information systems, gis, location, martin luther king, jr., place, street names
On October 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos for their behavior, supporting human rights, during their medal ceremony two days earlier.
Best for: Grades 8-11 (ages 13-17)
Concepts: athletes, civil rights, human rights, john carlos, olympics, politics, protests, racism, tommie smith