LESSON PLAN THREE - ORAL HISTORIES SHOW MORE THAN EMOTION
Listen to Stuart Wechsler and Ruth Turner discuss their decision to join the civil rights movement. Have students write a letter to their parents justifying their decision to leave school to join the black freedom movement.
1. Outline the movement cause and tactic
2. Explain its transition to black power
3. Discuss their decision to follow a particular strategy (i.e. community organization or direct action)
4. Address parental fears about their educational and career future.