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Civil Rights Trip

Advanced Learning Academy
Civil Rights Trip

Part of the design of the Advanced Learning Academy is to give our students meaningful experiences outside of the walls of our campus. We believe that experiential learning helps students make real-world connections and deepens their understanding of the content they learn in our classrooms. We are excited to announce that the 8th-grade students will be spending a week traveling across Mississippi and Alabama to trace the origins of the United States Civil Rights Movement and visit sites influential to the struggle for equality during the 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: May 24-28, 2022
  • $350 for non-economically disadvantaged families (can be paid in installments of $200 and $150)
  • $150 for economically disadvantaged families (can be paid in 2 $75 installments)
Please note that the actual cost of the trip is $500 per student. If your family is financially able, we welcome additional donations.
On behalf of the 8th-grade team, thank you!
Step 1 of 3
TEKS that will be directly addressed on this trip:

(9)  History. The student understands the impact of the American civil rights movement. The student is expected to:

  • (A)  Trace the historical development of the civil rights movement in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments;
  • (B)  Describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights, including ones from African Americans,
  • (C)  Identify the roles of significant leaders who supported various rights movements, including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks,
  • (D)  compare and contrast the approach taken by some civil rights groups such as the Black Panthers with the nonviolent approach of Martin Luther King Jr.;
  • (E)  Discuss the impact of the writings of Martin Luther King Jr. such as his “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on the civil rights movement;
  • (G)  Describe the role of individuals such as governors George Wallace, Orval Faubus, and Lester Maddox and groups, including the Congressional bloc of southern Democrats, that sought to maintain the status quo

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