29 Questions on the life, career, and accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall, plus an annotated answer key. Goes with the A&E show Biography: Thurgood Marshall.
About These Thurgood Marshall Worksheets
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 this Supreme Court judge and/or review his important contributions to the civil rights movement and the United States.
Works great in both U.S. History and U.S. Government classes
Questions are provided in PDF format for easy printing and also as an Examview file so that you can assess students electronically if you wish!
About the Questions in these Thurgood Marshall Biography Worksheets
The question set includes a variety of formats so you can easily differentiate. There are:
5 Multiple Choice
7 Numeric Questions
To help with differentiation, the True/False questions all appear together on a single sheet; the multiple-choice and free response items are on a second page. This formatting allows you to easily and quickly assign either one or the other, or both, depending on the needs of your classes or individual students.
Teaching Suggestions for these Biography: Thurgood Marshall Worksheets
Lesson Plan #1: 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.
Lesson Plan #2: Show the video, asking students to take notes as it plays. Use the question set as a group assignment afterwards, with students using their notes and sharing information. Review the questions using a game show format with the groups competing against one another either in terms of accuracy or speed.
Lesson Plan #3: 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." Show the video as a follow-up and review the questions again to boost mastery. Afterwards, challenge students to make a diagram noting what information appeared in both their text and the video, and what information was only in one of the sources. A Venn diagram or Double Bubble diagram would work well for this assignment.
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