Civil Rights

5th Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

1. Connect to this link: http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2005/edition_04-24-2005/featured_1.
2. Read the article about Wilt Chamberlain, one of the greatest American basketball players during the Civil Rights era.

3. The greatest performance in the history of professional basketball happened when Chamberlain scored one hundred points in a game. Where was the game played?

4. Use the Internet to find a map showing where this game was played. What are the nearest major cities?

5. Imagine that the game was played in New York or Philadelphia in modern times. How do you think people would have reacted to such a performance? Write a newspaper headline and brief article explaining below.



To read more about the civil rights movement, go to http://www.britannica.com/Blackhistory/era.do;jsessionid=DDFA26694DE94224488E3832978A2F42?nKeyValue=6.