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CIVIL RIGHTS: Short Passages - Reading Comprehension and Assessment

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COMMON CORE – African American Civil Rights Movement (1896-1968) - Reading Comprehension and Assessment: Short Passages for Grades 5+ is a set of over 40 short, non-fictional reading passages with four questions and answer key that assess students’ knowledge and performance on reading standards. Each topic includes a powerful image. Students read a passage and answer questions based on the passage. Topics include:

• Brown vs. Board of Education
• Rosa Parks
• Desegregating Little Rock
• Robert F. Williams and the Debate on Non-Violence
• Sit-ins
• Freedom Rides
• Voter Registration Organizing
• March on Washington
• Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Malcolm X
• Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
• Boycotts
• SELMA Voting Rights
• Fair Housing
• Memphis, King Assassination and the Poor People’s March
• Civil Rights Act of 1968
• Avoiding the “Communist” Label
• The Kennedy Administration
• American Jewish Community and the Civil Rights Movement
• Fraying of Alliances
• Segregation
• Paul Robeson and Major League Baseball
• Jackie Robinson
• Segregated Economic Life and Education

One teacher commented on how she used my other short passages:

“These are great. We are using these to create short passages for compare and contrast constructed responses, then we will put them on a power point and have the students use R.A.C.E. to answer them.”
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