America's Civil Rights Movement, Activity Nine
by Jeff Sapp
This activity is designed for use with our free curriculum kit, America's Civil Rights Movement,
designed for the middle and upper grades.
Pictures really do speak louder than words. A culminating activity to studying the Civil Rights
Movement is a photo-essay project where students creatively synthesize all they have learned.
Students will create a visual work of art to express what they viewed in the picture.
1. Students will artistically represent aspects of the Movement.
Time & Materials
This is an ongoing project that can span a week.
Until a teacher builds a repertoire of models from students, he/she may want to create
several examples for students to follow.
Prompt and photograph (PDF)
Artwork can include photography or be in charcoal, pencil, watercolors or oils. The entry must have
a separate sheet with the following: title of the work, resources consulted and a statement
explaining how this work addresses the prompt.