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Civil Rights Movement “Mythbusters” Quiz


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teaching the movementThrough this quiz, and the answers that appear after each question, you can learn some of the history of the Civil Rights Movement that is all too often omitted from the textbooks. Teaching for Change designed this quiz for teachers and parents to challenge assumptions, deepen understanding, and inspire further learning about the Civil Rights Movement. It is based on the publication, Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching. The quiz also contains questions that help set the context for the Civil Rights Movement and link to today.

The quiz, used as a whole or one question at a time, can serve as a springboard for discussions and research. Please take the quiz, share it, and send us your feedback.

Each answer has links to more information. Our publication, Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teachingprovides readings and lessons on all the issues addressed in the quiz and more.

Developed by Jennifer Arrington and David Levine. Updated by Neha Singhal. (c) Teaching for Change.

tfc If you like the quiz, please share it and make a donation to Teaching for Change so that we can continue to develop and share resources on the people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement. Quiz prepared by Teaching for Change staff. Email Teaching for Change with corrections and/or additions.

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