Learning Pathway: Black Lives Matter

Building Democracy For All is designed so that teachers and students can follow different learning pathways as they explore the material in the book. Rather than proceeding sequentially through the standards, the learning pathways invite a thematic approach. Other learning pathways include: Student Rights, Influential Women, Election 2020, and Current Events.

Black Lives Matter Choice Board

(click here to make your own copy of the choice board)

Youth Activists and Change Makers Choice Board by Robert W. Maloy, Ed.D. & Torrey Trust, Ph.D.,
College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Licensed under CC BY NC ND 4.0

Building Democracy for All Chapters

Topic 1: The Philosophical Foundations of the United States Political System

Topic 2: The Development of United States Government

Historical African-American
Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, George Washington Carver and Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Historical African-American Figures" | Public Domain

Topic 3: Institutions of United States Government

Topic 4: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

African-American Monument
"African-American Monument, Savannah, GA, US"
by Jud McCranie is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Topic 5: The Constitution, Amendments, and Supreme Court Decisions

Topic 6: The Structure of Massachusetts State and Local Government

Civil rights demonstration
"Civil rights demonstration in front of a segregated theater Tallahassee, Florida"
by  Florida Memory | No Restrictions

Topic 7: Freedom of the Press andNews/Media Literacy