Changing Laws: Politics Of The Civil Rights Era

ISBN-10: 1619309270
ISBN-13: 9781619309272
Author: Cummings, Judy Dodge
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Nomad Press

Publication Date: October 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 112

Series: The Civil Rights Era

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 1020L

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 21st Century *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political *

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Changing Laws: Politics of the Civil Rights Era invites middle graders to explore the key legislative and judicial victories of the Civil Rights era, including Brown v. the Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Plus, as racial tensions ripped the country apart, presidents from Eisenhower through Nixon worked to uphold the U.S. Constitution, sometimes willingly and sometimes reluctantly. Hands-on projects and research activities alongside essential questions, links to online resources, and text-to-world connections promote a profound understanding of history and offer opportunities for social-emotional learning.
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