Civil Rights

Hilarie Staton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427115973

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The Civil Rights Movement was an organized protest by black Americans against their government and the refusal to obey unjust laws during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. This important book details the evidence in the decades before the movement that led up to the protests: black Americans were denied the right to vote, work, and become citizens. Readers will learn how prejudice and circumstances at the time of an event can influence people's interpretation of evidence. They will discover how evidence from both sides of the Civil Rights struggle was used to change and create laws, and how, even today, our opinion of the Civil Rights Movement is still changing. Readers will learn how to use critical thinking in their own examinations of evidence. Present-day examples show how history repeats itself when evidence is denied or interpreted to one side's benefit.

Reading Level
Lexile
790L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
S
ATOS
5.9
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Government History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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