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Civil Rights Learning Targets:

Learning Targets




  1. I can describe the origins of the civil rights movement.

    1. I can analyze the evolution of the Constitution with the addition of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.

    2. I can explain how Jim Crow laws legalized discrimination based on race.

    3. I can analyze the impact of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson.

    4. I can analyze how the rights of African-Americans were restricted prior to and during the civil rights movement.

    5. I can explain how cultural perspectives led to the development of the NAACP and other civil rights groups.

  1. I can describe and explain the impact of major developments of the civil rights movement.

    1. Murder of Emmett Till

    2. Fighting Segregation

      1. Brown v. Board

      2. Civil Disobedience

      3. Montgomery Bus Boycott

      4. Little Rock Crisis

      5. Sit-ins

      6. Freedom Rides

      7. Birmingham

      8. March on Washington

      9. Civil Rights Act of 1964

    3. Fighting for Voting Rights

      1. Freedom Summer

      2. Selma

      3. Voting Rights Act

      4. 24th Amendment

    4. Problems in the North

      1. De facto segregation

      2. Race Riots

    5. Legacy of the movement

      1. Civil Rights Act of 1968

      2. Economic Issues

      3. Affirmative Action

      4. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

  1. I can analyze the differences and changes in goals and tactics of civil rights leaders and organizations.

    1. NAACP

    2. CORE

    3. Martin Luther King Jr.

    4. SCLC

    5. SNCC

    6. Malcom X

    7. Nation of Islam

    8. Black Panthers

  1. I can describe how government policy during the civil rights era was shaped by the influence of the media.

  1. I can connect linkages between the civil rights movement and movements to gain justice for other minority groups.

Civil Rights People:

President Kennedy

President Johnson

Malcolm X

Rosa Parks

Martin Luther King Jr.

Emmett Till

Medgar Evers

Thurgood Marshall

James Meredith

President Eisenhower

Fannie Lou Hamer

Stokely Carmichael
Civil Rights Organizations:

Black Panthers



Nation of Islam


Civil Rights Amendments, Legislation, and Court Cases:
13th Amendment

14th Amendment

15th Amendment

24th Amendment

Brown v. Board

California v. Bakke

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1968

Plessy v. Ferguson

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Civil Rights Movement Overview:

  1. What is the Civil Rights Movement?

Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement refers to the efforts of __________________ Americans to gain civil rights.

Some of the rights they fought for were:

  1. A Brief Overview of African American History prior to the Civil Rights Movement:

1700s to 1865—





While life was much different in the ________________ and the ________________, African Americans faced a great deal of discrimination in both areas.

  1. Civil Rights Movement:

Early Movement—

Mid Movement—

Late Movement—


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