Like Civil Rights Movement in Context, this assessment gauges students’ ability to contextualize two historical documents and place them in the correct chronological order. Document A is a passage from a press conference held by the Chicano Moratorium Committee in 1970. Document B is an interview with a Mexican American farmworker in 1941. This assessment draws on students' knowledge about Mexican American rights in a way that goes beyond the simple recall of facts and dates. In this assessment, students must show that they have a broad understanding of how Mexican American rights changed over time and demonstrate the ability to use knowledge about the past to place the two documents in context.
In this assessment, students who correctly contextualize the documents will see that Document B, which describes segregation between whites and Mexican Americans, was likely written before Document A, a press conference held by the Chicano Moratorium Committee.