Ch 55: Civil Rights - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Strengthen your knowledge of civil rights by exploring the short video lessons in this chapter. Multiple-choice quizzes can gauge your comprehension and test your readiness to take the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science assessment.

Civil Rights: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

You can streamline the process of studying for the ORELA assessment by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. Get reacquainted with civil rights so you're prepared for the following on the test:

  • Explaining the struggle for civil rights following the Civil War through the 1940s
  • Discussing the rise of the civil rights movement after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
  • Understanding the civil rights issues of minorities other than African Americans
  • Identifying the issues and leaders of the women's civil rights movement
  • Sharing the legislative and judicial victories for Americans with disabilities
  • Describing equal protection under the 14th amendment as well as the differences between strict and intermediate scrutiny

The lessons are short, averaging about 10 minutes apiece, which allows you to review days or weeks of information in one day. Revisit the lessons as often as needed until you're confident that you understand the material.

Civil Rights: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

In Oregon, the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment has replaced the ORELA assessment. The purpose of the exam remains to ensure educators are prepared to teach social science subjects to students in middle grades. Earning a passing score of 227 or higher helps secure the appropriate teaching licensure. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts three hours.

The lessons in this chapter explore topics found in the government content domain of the test, which constitutes approximately 19% of the entire exam. Review the lessons in this chapter to brush up on your civil rights knowledge, then test your understanding with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. If you need additional clarity, submit your lesson topic questions to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 55: Civil Rights - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

3. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

5. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

6. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

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