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KS2 History – Civil Rights Activists Posters for Classroom Displays and Inspiration

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This download contains materials for creating six display posters that feature key biographical information and photography pertaining to the following civil rights activists:

  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Rosa Parks
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Nelson Mandela

The contents comprise:

  • 6 complete, illustrated A4 posters containing biographical facts about the pictured civil rights activist
  • Facts only posters’ – 6 text-only, landscape A4 posters displaying biographical information about the relevant civil rights activist via several bullet points
  • Posters without text’ – The six illustrations used within the complete posters, without any superimposed text
  • Single-page ‘Teacher notes’ document

What is a civil rights activist?

An individual who actively campaigns and fights against (often state-sanctioned) injustice, discrimination, prejudice and other forms of oppression directed against a particular group of people.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils ... gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

  • teacher notes
  • complete posters
  • posters with images only
  • facts sheets
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