Introduction: What have we learned? What does it mean for us today?

  1. If you have used a number of the Living the Legacy civil rights lesson plans with your students, review with them some of what they've learned already. You may want to ask them some of the following questions, or distribute a graphic organizer with boxes for each question:
    • What roles did American Jews play in the Civil Rights Movement?
    • What were some of the reasons that Jews did and did not get involved in the Civil Rights Movement?
    • What caused the breakdown of the black/Jewish alliance?
    • What do you think the legacy is of Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. Transition the conversation from what your students have learned about the past to examining civil rights issues today by asking the following question:
    What are some of today's civil rights/social justice issues?
    (Write these on the board or on a large piece of paper, or ask students to come up and add their answers. This list will be referred to later in the lesson)

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Introduction: What have we learned? What does it mean for us today?." (Viewed on June 14, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/12030>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox