HL2 Gleek at a Glance, 30 November to 4 December

Learning Objectives
This section focuses on the origins, nature, challenges and achievements of civil rights movements after 1945. Movements represented the attempts to achieve equality for groups that were not recognized or accepted as full members of society. The groups challenged established authority and entrenched attitudes: Native Americans and civil rights: Latin America, the United States and Canada
African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement: origins, tactics and organizations; the US Supreme court and legal challenges to segregation in education; ending of the segregation in the South (1955‑65)
Role of Dr Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Movement; the rise of radical African American activism (1965‑8): Black Panthers; Black Muslims; Black Power and Malcolm X; Role of governments in civil rights movements in the Americas; Youth culture and protests of the 1960s and 1970s: characteristics and manifestation of a counterculture; Feminist movements in the Americas

Essential Question
What were the reasons for the change in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the second half of the 1960s?

Weekly Schedule
1. Review Final Exam & Markscheme
2. Review Paper #1 & Markscheme
3. Planning for the next three weeks

T.B.A., based on planning outcomes from Monday.

In class work on Paper #2 (due Sunday 6 December before 11.59pm to Turnitin.com). I will be at an IB Workshop (Level 3-History of the Americas) in St. Pete through Sunday afternoon. Please use the time wisely to work on your paper.

Continue working on Paper #2. I’ll return on Monday with lots of goodies from the IBO.

HL2 Assignments for November and December

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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