Informational Text Article with Questions on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As the United States recovered from the Civil War of the 1860s, many white Americans tried to hold on to their control by enacting laws and policies designed to segregate former slaves and prevent them from gaining any political power. While African-Americans citizens endured and tolerated the unequal policy of “separate, but equal” and the Jim Crow era, repeated calls for change culminated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. This one-page article with questions gives students a glimpse into the movement for civil rights in the United States, followed by questions about the article.
Use as a supplemental activity for your To Kill a Mockingbird unit, or as part of your social studies/history unit. Includes Answer Key.
Includes both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL VERSIONS for Distance Learning and In-Person Classrooms.