Citizenship Schools and Civic Education During the Civil Rights Movement and in the Present

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Your young historians will discover the importance that citizenship education has played in the social progress of the United States as they learn about early efforts to discourage African Americans from voting in the 1960s.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Use lesson at the beginning of a civics education/government course, or during study of the the civil rights movement
  • Use modern naturalization test as a pre-assessment or discussion prompt on the importance of civics education
Classroom Considerations

  • Podcast clip can be found in additional materials and is episode 251 in list
Pros

  • Materials include sample of early literacy test, historical information on citizenship schools, interview excerpts, and current US naturalization test
Cons

  • None