Civil Rights Movement Unit Summary



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Civil Rights Movement

Unit Summary

This unit explores the struggle for civil rights by various groups in the 20th century.


Essential Question

To what extent were the civil rights movements of the last half of the 20th century successful?


Knowledge Objectives

Part I - African American Civil Rights

US HIST 26A Explain actions taken by people to expand economic opportunities and political rights, including those for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities as well as women, in American society.

US HIST9A Trace the historical development of the civil rights movement in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

US HIST 21B Discuss historical reasons why the constitution has been amended.

US HIST 9B Describe the roles of political organizations that promoted African American civil rights.

US HIST 21A Analyze the effects of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education, and other U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Plessy v. Ferguson.

US HIST 21C Evaluate constitutional change in terms of strict construction versus judicial interpretation.

US HIST 9I Describe how litigation such as the landmark cases of Brown v. Board of Education, Mendez v. Westminster, Hernandez v. Texas, Delgado v. Bastrop I.S.D., Edgewood I.S.D. v. Kirby, and Sweatt v. Painter played a role in protecting the rights of the minority during the civil rights movement .

US HIST 9C Identify the roles of significant leaders who supported various rights movements, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks.

US HIST 9E Discuss the impact of the writings of Martin Luther King Jr. such as his "I Have a Dream" speech and "letter from Birmingham Jail" on the civil rights movement.

US HIST 23A Identify and analyze methods of expanding the right to participate in the democratic process, including lobbying, protesting, litigation, and amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

US HIST 9G Describe the role of individuals such as governors George Wallace, Orval Faubus, and Lester Maddox and groups, including the Congressional block of southern Democrats, that sought to maintain the status quo.

US HIST 24B Evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States such as Thurgood Marshall.

US HIST 9F Describe presidential actions and congressional voters to address minority rights in the United States, including desegregation of the armed forces, the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

US HIST 23B Evaluate various means of achieving equality of political rights, including the 24th Amendment

US HIST 9D Compare and contrast the approach taken by some civil rights groups such as the Black Panthers with the nonviolent approach of Martin Luther King Jr.
Part II - Chicano Civil Rights

US HIST 9C Identify the roles of significant leaders who supported various rights movements, including Cesar Chavez and Hector P. Garcia.

US HIST 26D Identify the political, social, and economic contributions of women such as Dolores Huerta to American society.

US HIST 21A Analyze the effects of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Hernandez v. Texas.

US HIST 9B Describe the roles of political organizations that promoted Chicano civil rights.

US HIST 25B Describe both the positive and negative impacts on American society of significant examples of cultural movements in art, music, and literature such as the Chicano Mural Movement of the 1960s.
Part III -Women’s Civil Rights

US HIST 9B Describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights for women.

US HIST 9C Identify the roles of significant leaders who supported various rights movements, including Betty Friedan.

US HIST 24B Evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders such as Sandra Day O'Connor and Hillary Clinton and describe their leadership qualities.



US HIST 17D Identify actions of government and the private sector such as the Title IX to create economic opportunities to citizens and analyze the unintended consequences of each.
Part IV - Native American Civil Rights

US HIST 23B Evaluate various means of achieving equality of political rights, such as the American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.

US HIST 9B Describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights for American Indians.

US HIST 21A Analyze the effects of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions including Wisconsin v. Yoder and White v Regester.
Part V - Lasting Effects of Civil Rights Movements

US HIST 17D Identify actions of government and the private sector such as affirmative action to create economic opportunities to citizens and analyze the unintended consequences.

US HIST 23C Explain how participation in the democratic process reflects our national ethos, patriotism, and civic responsibility as well as our progress to build a "more perfect union."

US HIST 2C Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and court cases of the civil rights movement using activities such as student created time lines and graphic organizers.

US HIST 26C Explain how the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, gender and religious groups shape American culture.

US HIST 9H Identify changes and events in the United States that have resulted from the civil rights movement such as increased participation of minorities in the political process.
Test

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (5th six weeks)


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