Civil Rights on Film - Selma Assembly





Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Civil rights has been - and remains - a hugely significant and important issue, particularly in the United States. Selma marks, surprisingly, the first film ever made about Martin Luther King, Jr. and with its release comes an excellent opportunity to discuss this important figure and the freedoms he fought for.

This assembly resource will help raise awareness of, and stimulate discussion around, the issues surrounding civil rights, which remain hugely relevant to the world we live in today. Consisting of an assembly PowerPoint presentation and a set of accompanying teacher's assembly notes, this resource will help to improve young people's social and cultural awareness.

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Civil rights on film - Selma assembly PowerPoint

Selma assembly PPT

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Civil rights on film - Selma assembly teachers' notes

Selma assembly PDF

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Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo about historical drama and Ma

Selma Interview

Actor David Oyelowo on playing Martin Luther King, Jr in biopic Selma.

Duration: 3:45 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • History
  • World History
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Religious Education
  • Spirituality
  • Politics

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