Teaching Activities 2019


The following “teaching modules” were created by the students of the 2019 section of “All Power to the People!” They are reflective of our commitment to promoting understanding of postwar movements for racial justice.

Each module is geared toward a high school classroom and comes complete with materials, suggested activities, and resources for learning more. Each is also aligned with Common Core Standards as well as Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science.

We invite you to share these with interested educators!


Related to Civil Rights and Black Power
Mary McLeod Bethune: How the “First Lady of the Struggle” Laid the Foundation for the Monumental Advances of the Civil Rights (by Julia Rogers)

Ella Baker: A Radical Leader (by Alejandra Valencia)

Against Fascism: The Black Panther Party and Interracial Organizing (by Miriam Raffel-Smith)

Speech Truth to Power (by Johny Ek Aban)

Black Student Unions: Their Impact and Influence During the 1960s and 70s (by Ian Poveda)

The Prison Abolishment Movement (by Christabel Egemba)

Popular Responses to the Crisis at Little Rock (by Angela Song)

Bias in Mainstream and Historically Black Newspapers in Covering the Long Sixties (by Anika Arvanitis)

Dorothy Bolden and the National Domestic Workers Union of America: How one woman’s experience led her to better the experiences of many (by Thea Barovick)

An Unending Battle for the Ballot: The Fight to Vote and the Civil Rights Movement by Julia Frankel)

The Chicago Freedom Movement: An In-Depth Look at One of the Biggest Movements in the North and Its Relevance Today (by Elena Kovachevich)

Survival Pending Revolution: Understanding the Black Panther Party through their Ideology, Community Impact, and Repression (by Xavier Maciel)

The F.B.I.’s COINTELPRO and The “Subversive” Black Freedom Struggle (by Abigail Ball)

The Black Freedom Struggle: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in the Summer of 1963 (by Colleen Brennan)


Related to Chicana/o and Latina/o Movements
“Walkout!” The Role of Institutions During and Following the East L.A. Student Walkouts (by Jovani Azpeitia)

Cesar Chavez’s Migrant Farmworker Crusade (by Marialy Perez)

El Malcriado: The Voice of the Farm Worker and The Great Delano Grape Strike (by Asha Simon)

Gender Intersectionality in the Young Lords Party: Reconstructing Gender Roles and Radicalizing Traditional Beliefs Within the Movement by Maelvi Nuñez)

Learning and Understanding the Economic Outcomes of the Chicano Movement (Donovan Castaneda)

Chicano Movement and the Path to Higher Education (by Melanie Andreo)


Related to Asian American and Pacific Islander Movements
The Native Hawai’ian Sovereignty Movement (by Dana Wang)

Kū’ē and and ‘Ike Pono: Kanaka Maoli Activism through Ka Lāhui during the Late 20th Century (By Gabby Lupola)

The Formation of an Asian-American Identity and The Role of Asian-Americans in the Third World Liberation Front (by Calla Li)

Dawn of a New Era: GIDRA’s Role in Unifying the Pan-Asian Identity (by Angelikah)


Related to Multiracial/Interracial Themes
Communism, Colonialism, and Hypocrisy: Identifying the Effects of Institutional Power on the Lives of Minorities in the Vietnam War (by Alison Lee)

The Harms Done by Policing Social and Political Movements (by Ralph Guzman)

The Intersection Between Race and Poverty in the Poor People’s Campaign (by Andrea Nguyen)

African American Movement’s impact on the Japanese Redress Movement in the 1970s and 1980s (by Anjali Mamidwar)


Related to LGBT Movements
The Role of Intersectionality in the Gay Liberation Movement (by Helen Norcini)