Personalities and groups during the Civil Rights Movement in the USA (1954-1965) Assessment Task worksheet

Significant Individuals and Groups during the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement: Understanding Significant Individuals and Groups

The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. This assessment task focuses on the significant individuals and groups that played a role in this movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, and organisations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and The Nation of Islam (Black Muslims).

This assessment is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and the key players who were involved. By researching the background of each significant personality or group, students will learn about their goals, successes, and failures and their impact on the movement as a whole.

To begin, students will choose a significant individual or group to research. They will then gather information on the background of the individual or group, including their beliefs, goals, and accomplishments. This research may involve reading about the individual or group in a textbook, conducting online research, or consulting with the teacher.

In addition to researching the background of the individual or group, students will also conduct historical source work. This could involve analyzing primary source materials, such as speeches, letters, or photographs, to gain a deeper understanding of the individual or group’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Once students have completed their research, they will use the information they have gathered to create a presentation that summarizes their findings. This presentation should include a brief overview of the background of the individual or group, their goals, successes, and failures, and their impact on the Civil Rights Movement.

By completing this assessment task, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and the key individuals and groups that were involved. This task will also help students develop critical thinking skills, as they analyze and evaluate the significance of each individual or group.

This assessment task provides an opportunity for students to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the key players who were involved. By conducting research and analyzing historical sources, students will gain a deeper appreciation for this important moment in American history and the individuals who worked to achieve equality and justice for all.

Marking Guide is provided at the end of the worksheet.

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Description:This assessment has students researching the background of the significant personality or group, their goals, successes and failures along with historical source work. Marking guide provided.
Estimated lessons:7 (5 lessons for in class research and 2 lessons for groups to present their findings.
Ages14-18 years
Format Word Document

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