Civil Rights Movement Poems: Lesson for Kids


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1. What was the Civil Rights Movement?

2. What was Langston Hughes' poem 'Ballad of the Landlord' about?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz is about poems that were written during the Civil Rights Movement. The quiz will ask you questions about this time in history, as well as poems by Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow laws
  • Remember what the poems 'We Real Cool' and 'Ballad of the Landlord' were about
  • Tell why the poem 'Middle Passage' was important during the Civil Rights Movement

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Information recall - use what you know to answer questions about famous civil rights poems
  • Reading awareness - know the most important information from the civil rights poetry lesson

Additional Learning

If you want to read more poems about this subject, review the lesson called Civil Rights Movement Poems: Lesson for Kids. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Learn what the last line in 'Middle Passage' is about
  • Know when the Civil Rights Movement took place
  • Understand what used to happen when black people moved to the North from the South