Little Rock

What actions did the United States government take to protect African Americans during the civil rights movement? The assessment tests academics' analysis skills and their ability to draw conclusions from primary sources. High school social studies scholars analyze a photo from the event that took place at Little Rock during the civil rights movement and explain the importance of the event with written responses. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write journal entries based on the perspective of the African American students at Little Rock
  • Compare how the National Guard's presence at Little Rock differed from Kent State
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects that teachers have a free Stanford History Education Group account to access the materials 
  • The assessment includes a rubric for consistent grading 
  • Resource is associated with multiple lesson topics such as African American history 
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