Civil Rights Movement in Context

Interactive Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must determine that Letter A was written before Letter B and use relevant evidence from the documents to justify their answer.

Level Description
  1. Student identifies changing federal attitude toward government intervention OR change in the nature of violence directed toward African Americans.
  2. Student justifies answer with evidence from the letters.
  3. Student may incorporate specific historical information, such as the date and impact of Brown v. Board of Education.

Student places the letters in the correct order but provides minimal supporting evidence or provides an incomplete explanation. 


Student incorrectly orders the letters or does not provide a relevant explanation.