This study guide is designed to be used with my Civil Rights Test. I used to have my students complete a study guide. I realized that my struggling students who needed the most help, were simply not studying. I created a completed study guide for each unit just to see how it would impact student performance. The results were phenomenal. Parents loved the completed study guides, because they now knew exactly what they needed to study with their child. Kids performed higher, because even my very unorganized students now had a full set of notes to study from. In addition, it freed up class time, to work on more authentic learning activities.
This study guide is also fantastic for new teachers or teachers new to this content, because it provides a summary of what should be taught in regards to each standard. The study guide is not meant to be exhaustive. It provides a brief overview of what should be covered with each standard. This guide is also a great resource for test preparation at the end of the year.
This study guide is designed to accompany my Civil Rights Test which can be found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Civil-Rights-Test-5th-Grade-Social-Studies-1284425
The study guide is designed to cover the 5th Grade Georgia Performance standards listed below but would be applicable for any upper elementary teacher teaching a unit on Civil Rights.
SS5H8 The student will describe the importance of key people, events and developments between 1950-1975.
b. Explain the key events and people of the Civil Rights movement; include Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
c. Describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
SS5G1b Locate important man-made places: Montgomery, Alabama
SS5CG3b Explain how voting rights were protected by the 24th amendment.