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Course Description

Two decades of the most tumultuous and unprecedented period of American history and the dream himself, MLK.

Rosa Parks


Stages 5 and 6 History teachers. English teachers.

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Meet the Teacher and Course Writer

    • Hello, I am Lubna

    • Program as you go

  • 2

    Syllabus - new from old

    • Syllabus Musts

    • Syllabus outcomes and assessments

    • Content Focus

    • Key Features and HSC Questions

    • Question styles and ranges

    • Programming

    • Essential Terminology

  • 3


    • The position of African Americans at the start of the period, including:

    • o the impact of World War II on the circumstances of African Americans in the United States (ACHMH084)

    • o the extent of racial segregation and various forms of discrimination (ACHMH084)

    • Resources

  • 4

    Focus Study - Struggles for Civil Rights

    • Programming hacks and teaching themes

    • o formation and role of groups supporting civil rights and their ideas for change (ACHMH085)

    • o the methods employed by civil rights movements in the United States across the period: local and national boycotts, direct action and political agitation (ACHMH087)

    • o efforts of Martin Luther King to achieve change for African Americans

    • o Martin Luther King and Malcom X: beliefs, aims and methods (ACHMH086)

    • o the opposition to civil rights: the Ku Klux Klan, the White Citizens’ Council (ACHMH088)

    • Questions workshop

  • 5

    Key events of the civil rights movement

    • Teaching approaches and Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • o Montgomery Bus Boycott and the role of Rosa Parks (ACHMH089)

    • o the desegregation of Little Rock High School (ACHMH089)

    • o Freedom Rides (ACHMH089)

    • o March on Washington (ACHMH089)

    • o ‘Mississippi Freedom Summer’ of 1964 (ACHMH089)

    • o the assassination of Martin Luther King

    • Questions workshop

  • 6

    Achievements of the civil rights movement

    • o the nature of social and political change (ACHMH089)

    • o the significance of legislative change, the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the attitudes of US presidents (ACHMH090)

    • o the influence of the US civil rights movement beyond the USA (ACHMH091)

    • Questions workshop

  • 7


    • Textbook and Websites

    • Films and Documentaries

    • Resources galore :)

  • 8

    You made it

    • Reflection

    • Thank you :)

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback

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Lubna Haddad

Lubna Haddad

Lubna taught History and Legal Studies passionately for 17 years, marked the HSC and oversaw SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. More recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring.

Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face-to-face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).

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