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1960s U.S. History: Note Card Confessions

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 Note Card Confessionals


Use a primary source to create a note card confessional. Assume the role of the person creating the primary source. Create a "story" of what they felt or saw during this time period. What was their struggles? Why did they behave a certain way?


  1. Must have at least 20 note cards
  2. 5 note card introduction of who you and where you are
  3. No more than 6 words per card
  4. No spelling mistakes
  5. Words written clearly with one dark colored marker. Do not switch colors.
  6. The audience must clearly understand the life of the person.
  7. Words should be powerful and include sensory details.  
  8. Do not distract the reader with sarcasm or something silly.
  9. This is to be emotional and powerful.

Example Information

Here is an example of a primary source, Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech in Florida, 1961. 

Primary Source

Optional roles for a note card confession - 

Martin Luther King Jr.

A young African American man or woman attending the convention



This is an example - not the same topic or question as your class.  Watch for ideas about using note cards in the video.  The library has note cards and markers if you need.

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