This assessment measures students’ ability to contextualize two historical documents and place them in the correct chronological order. Document A is a 1936 letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Walter White, executive secretary of the NAACP. Document B is a 1957 letter from Daisy Bates, a NAACP representative in Arkansas, to Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins. The assessment draws on students' knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement but in a way that taps more than just the recall of facts and dates. Students must show that they have a broad understanding of how the Civil Rights Movement unfolded and that they can actively use historical information to place the two documents in context.
Civil Rights Movement Assessment
Civil Rights Movement Rubric
Eleanor Roosevelt Letter - Library of Congress
Daisy Bates Letter - Library of Congress