*Learn how Barack Obama connected with and honored civil rights leaders and the Civil Rights Movement.
*Explore the perspectives of Black civil rights leaders on Obama as a political leader and candidate for president.
*Explore the historic meaning of Selma, AL, and its political and symbolic importance in American politics.
*Strengthen historical perspective-taking skills and synthesize their learning by completing The More Perfect Union Venn Diagram
Materials: Listed in order as they appear in the lesson
Teacher Note: All Handouts can be copied as PDFs or uploaded to a shared online platform. Access to the internet via a smartphone or laptop computer is necessary for the completion of this lesson.
-Equipment to screen film clips and interview threads curated for this lesson
-Film Clips from Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union
-Handouts One through Six
-Handout: The More Perfect Union Venn Diagram
Length: Two or more 55-minute class periods