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List of Benchmarks for United States History 
 Standard 29.Understands the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties
  
Topics1. Civil Rights Movement; 2. Role of individuals in history
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 1.Understands individual and institutional influences on the civil rights movement (e.g., the origins of the postwar civil rights movement; the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on the leadership and ideologies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X; the effects of the constitutional steps taken in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government; the shift from de jure to de facto segregation; important milestones in the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1965; Eisenhower’s reasons for dispatching federal troops to Little Rock in 1957)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  individual influences on civil rights movement
B.  institutional influences on the civil rights movement
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the origins of the postwar civil rights movement   
  2. Knows the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on the leadership and ideologies of Martin Luther King, Jr.   
  3. Knows the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on the leadership and ideologies of Malcolm X   
  4. Knows the effects of the constitutional steps taken in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government during the civil rights movement  A   
  5. Knows about the shift from de jure to de facto segregation   
  6. Knows the important milestones in the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1965   
  7. Knows Eisenhower’s reasons for dispatching federal troops to Little Rock in 1957   
  
McREL Activity(s)
   Perspectives on Civil Rights


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(BE,125-126;​AE,220,221;​LI,175,177-178;​ NE,28)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document