Voices and Choices: Civil Rights

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					  Causes of Civil
Rights Movements


Focusing Question:
What are the causes
of civil rights
movements?
Mini Lesson:
Louisiana Literacy Test

• This test was used in
  Louisiana. People were
  given ten minutes to take
  the whole test.

• Take three minutes to
  answer the first ten
  questions.

   • Why did this test exist?
   • Who do you think took
     the test?
   • Was it fair?
Student Activity:
1. Go to Step 1 on the Civil
   Rights website.
   rights.teachingmatters.org/step1
2. Read each of the Movement
   Profiles.
3. Identify the civil rights
   violation each person faced.
4. Select one of the four
   people. Log in to the class
   weblog on The Voice and
   describe how you would
   have felt if you were that
   person.
  voices.teachingmatters.org/
Lesson Summary:

What injustices did each
group face?

How did they respond?

What do you think causes a
civil rights movement?
Homework:

• Define the following
  terms:
   – Discrimination
   – Injustice
   – Movement
   – Segregation

				
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