Chapter Five Worksheet Civil Rights

Finish a unit on equal rights in American history with a 25-question assessment. Focusing on the legal and social history of discrimination in the United States, the worksheet challenges learners to differentiate between the implications of Supreme Court rulings, government regulations, and systematic discrimination.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign before a unit on civil rights to assess learners' prior knowledge
  • Use as a midterm or final for US History
  • Add a writing prompt at the end that focuses on Jim Crow laws, affirmative action, the 14th amendment, or another topic from the resource
  • Send home over a holiday break for learners to review
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is based on chapter five of an unspecified textbook
  • Questions may garner additional discussion, as many answers are nuanced
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Pros
  • Addresses a variety of issues related to discrimination and equal rights
  • Two-page format makes an easy back-to-back worksheet
  • All questions are multiple-choice, yet thought provoking
Cons
  • None