Follow the history of individuals who changed the world with this collection of teaching resources for Black History Month.
Civil Rights Glossary
These vocabulary words will help students better understand the Civil Rights movement and Montgomery bus boycott.
Creed: A system of beliefs; a guiding belief.
Defiance: The act of refusing to obey someone or some organization.
Discrimination: Prejudice or unjust behavior to others based on differences in age, race, gender, and so on.
Oppression: The act of treating people in a cruel and unjust way.
Segregation: The act or practice of keeping people or groups apart.
Sharecropper: A farmer who gives a share of the crop to the landowner.
Tactics: Plans or methods to win a game or battle or achieve a goal.
Appeal: To ask for a decision made by a court of law to be changed.
Boycott: To refuse to buy something or to take part in something as a way of protesting.
Harass: To pester or annoy someone.
Integrate: To include people of all races.
Provoke: To annoy someone and make the person angry.
Retaliate: To do something unpleasant to someone because the person has done something unpleasant to you.
Segregate: To separate or keep people or things apart from the main group.
Violate: To break a promise, a rule, or a law.
Restrictive: Confining or keeping within limits.
Trivial: Not very important.
Unconstitutional: Not in keeping with the basic principles or laws set forth in the constitution of a state or country, especially the Constitution of the United States.
This glossary has been adapted from the Scholastic Children's Dictionary.