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Download your complimentary MARSHALL companion Curriculum Guide today.  Courtesy of Open Road Films, this Curriculum Guide is for Middle School, High School and College and features pages of historical background and references on Thurgood Marshall, American History, African American History, the Civil Rights Movement and Race in America.  The packet features 10 interdisciplinary lesson plans in World/US History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Art, Economics, Geography, Civics and much more.  All lesson plans meet Common Core and NCSS Standards and are supported by additional materials available on BazanED including video clips from the film, video interviews, digital photos and printed resources.

Viewings of this film and lesson plan discussion meet Common Core Standards.  See the MARSHALL Curriculum Guide for all Standards designations.

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Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. Director Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.  It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism.  The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.

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