Civil Rights Movement in Context

Sample Student Responses

Proficient responses

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.

Emergent responses

Level Description

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

Basic responses

Level Description

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