Academic Standard: Subject

The Modern Civil Rights Movement
Tennessee State Standards
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Grade range: 
No grade range

Students analyze the successes and failures of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

Elements within this Subject
Explain how legal victories prior to 1954 inspired and propelled the Civil Rights Movement.
Describe the impact of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and evaluate the resistance and reaction to it.
Define various methods used to obtain civil rights.
Identify various organizations and their role in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Highlander Folk School.
Assess the extent to which the Civil Rights Movement transformed American politics and society.
Determine the impact of the Vietnam War on the Civil Rights Movement.
Summarize the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, including the integration of Clinton High School, sit-ins in Nashville, and the activities of Diane Nash and Jim Lawson.