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        Move On Up…or Not | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        In this lesson, students explore how the Civil Rights Movement unleashed a wave of change that followed into the 1970s. Students analyze how housing discrimination, government housing policies, departure from inner cities, and an anemic national economy nevertheless left many African Americans in a state of concentrated poverty.

        Move On Up...Or Not: Clip 1 | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Black capitalism targeted the aspirations of a growing number of African Americas, reflecting the increasing diversity of black life. The 1970s seemed to be shaped by a sense of possibility as the spectrum of the black experience expanded.

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        Move On Up...Or Not: Clip 2 | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Beginning in the early 1970s and continuing for the next 25 years, seven million black Americans left inner cities to pursue life in the suburbs. Yet as America's economic woes deepened, the poorest black Americans became more vulnerable.

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        Move On Up… or Not: Numbered Heads Discussion Questions | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Distribute the “Numbered Heads Discussion Questions” handout to each group. Assign each group one of the questions (A, B, or C). Tell students to “put their heads together” and talk. Have students read their assigned question and give them 2-3 minutes to quietly discuss answers.

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        Move On Up… or Not: 3-2-1 Chart | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Organize the class into small groups and distribute the “3-2-1 Strategy Chart” to all students. Have them watch the Main Lesson clip, maybe more than once, and complete the three sections of the handout.

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        Move On Up… or Not: Discussion Activity| Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        Make copies of the “Post-Viewing Discussion/Activity” sheet and distribute to each class. Place students in small working groups and assign each group one of the questions to discuss.

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        Move On Up… or Not: Teacher Guide | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

        This lesson examines aspects in which students will likely disagree or may not have yet formed solid opinions. This calls for a learning environment that is open, tolerant, and comfortable for all students. Refer to this guide.

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