This ToolBook answers the questions, "What is citizenship?" and "Is there any such thing as "second-class citizenship"?" The answers are found in the 14th Amendment and the 15th Amendment. Teachers will also find: landmark cases, brief lectures, great graphic organizers, major documents, famous quotations, and tests that hit everything on your state test.
The "Civil Rights" ToolBook covers:
The 14th Amendment: The integration of schools.
- In Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) the Supreme Court decided that segregation was okay.
- In Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) the Supreme Court decided that segregation was not okay.
- How the Civil Rights movement won the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- Affirmative action – action and reaction.
The 15th Amendment: How the Civil Rights movement won the right the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Acquiring citizenship: How a person becomes a naturalized citizen.
Memorable lessons from this ToolBook:
- The 14th Amendment: The Supreme Court ended segregation.
- The 15th Amendment: But more people died over the right to vote. (Think about that on Election Day!)
|What is citizenship?|
|#1 Group Analysis||What is civics?|
|#2 Group Analysis||What is citizenship?|
|The Fourteenth Amendment|
|#3 Lecture||The 14th Amendment|
|#4 Group Analysis||The 14th Amendment|
|Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)|
|#5 Lecture||Segregation: jim crow|
|#6 Chart||Segregation: terms and definitions|
|#7 Document||Plessy v. Ferguson|
|#8 Group Analysis||Plessy v. Ferguson|
|#9 Group Analysis||Plessy v. Ferguson|
|Brown v. Board of Education (1954)|
|#10 Lecture||Brown v. Board of Education|
|#11 Document||Brown v. Board of Education|
|#12 Political Cartoons||Brown v. Board of Education|
|#13 Group Analysis||Brown v. Board of Education|
|#14 Group Analysis||Brown v. Board of Education|
|#15 Game||Supreme Court cases on segregation|
|#16 Game||Supreme Court cases on segregation|
|The Civil Rights Movement|
|#17 Lecture||The Civil Rights Movement|
|#18 Graphic Organizer||The Civil Rights Movement|
|#19 Graphic Organizer||What caused the Civil Rights movement?|
|Freedom of assembly|
|#20 Lecture||The history of freedom of assembly (First Amendment)|
|#21 Chart||Limits to freedom of assembly|
|#22 Game||Supreme Court cases on freedom of assembly|
|#23 Quotations||On the right to protest|
|#24 Game||Freedom of assembly|
|#25 Game||Freedom of assembly|
|Test||Freedom of assembly: 48 questions|
|#26 Group Analysis||Civil disobedience|
|#27 Political Cartoons||Civil disobedience|
|#28 Quotations||“On Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau|
|#29 Document||“Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|#30 Class Discussion||“Letter from Birmingham Jail”|
|Test||“Letter from Birmingham Jail”: 55 questions|
|#31 Group Analysis||Civil disobedience|
|#32 Group Analysis||On winning over your enemies|
|#33 Debate||“Resolved, sometimes it is necessary to break the law.”|
|Test||Civil disobedience: 16 questions|
|Civil Rights Act of 1964|
|#34 Outline||What were the results of the Civil Rights movement?|
|#35 Graphic Organizer||What did legal action and peaceful protests achieve?|
|#36 Lecture||The Civil Rights Act of 1964|
|#37 Lecture||The Bakke case (1978)|
|#38 Group Analysis||The Bakke case|
|#39 Chart||Supreme Court cases since Bakke|
|#40 Debate||"Resolved: Affirmative action is a good thing.”|
|Test||The 14th Amendment: 103 questions|
|The Fifteenth Amendment|
|#41 Timeline||The Reconstruction Amendments were ignored by Southern states|
|The Voting Rights Act of 1965|
|#42 Timeline||How the Civil Rights movement won the right to vote.|
|#43 Political Cartoons||The right to vote|
|#44 Lecture||The Voting Rights Act of 1965|
|#45 Lecture||“Vote or Die” - P. Diddy|
|Test||The 15th Amendment: 28 questions|
|#46 Group Analysis||Naturalization|
|#47 Internet||research How to become a naturalized citizen|
|#48 Internet||: sample test The Naturalization Test: Could you pass it?|
|#49 Lecture||with graphics The Red Scare (1919): When people feared immigrants|
|#50 Brief readings||The Red Scare (1919): Not a good time to be an immigrant|
|#51 Debate||“Resolved, we should close our doors to immigration.”|
|#52 Game||The ABCs of good citizenship (recall terms)|
|#53 Game||Citizenship (define terms)|
|Test||The individual’s role in a democracy: 40 questions|
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