This assessment gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics, and then explain how the event was historically significant.
Olympics Protest Assessment
Olympics Protest Rubric
Olympics, 1968 - Library of Congress