29 Questions on the life, career, and accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall. These questions can be used to assess students after they watch the Thurgood Marshall episode of the A&E show, "Biography." However, they can also be used independent of the video to teach about him and/or review his important contributions to the civil rights movement and the United States.
Appropriate for both U.S. History and U.S. Government classes.
Questions are provided in Word format and also as an Examview file so that if you have Examview or CPS in your classroom, you won't have to type the questions in.
The question set contains 17 True/False, 5 Multiple Choice, and 7 Numeric Questions. See the preview file for some sample questions.
Teaching Suggestions both WITH and WITHOUT video access:
With: Show the video, asking students to take notes as it plays. Use the question set as a post-assessment. Allow them to use their notes as they answer the questions. After all questions have been completed, proceed through the question set again, discussing the items and commenting on them as needed.
Without: Read about Thurgood Marshall in your U.S. history or government textbook. Go through the question set with the students, commenting and discussing as you go and being sure to explain the correct answers. Analyze what information is duplicated in the textbook and what is new -- use this to discuss what are the "need to knows" about Marshall and what are the "nice to knows." Use the question set again as a post-assessment about Marshall to measure how much they have learned and retained about him as a man and as an important historical figure.
Questions by Elise Parker