Ch 57: GACE History: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience

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Watch video lessons on U.S. protests, civil disobedience and activism as part of your review for the GACE History assessment. Examine the origins and outcomes of major civil rights movements in the United States.

GACE History: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience - Chapter Summary

To get ready for the GACE History assessment, use this chapter's lessons to explore 20th-century civil rights movements and the history of protests, activism and civil disobedience in the United States. After making it through the videos, you should be able to do the following by test day:

  • Explain President Johnson's Great Society program
  • Describe the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s
  • Recognize Thurgood Marshall's accomplishments
  • Identify the origins of hippies and the counterculture
  • Discuss the motivations behind the 1960s student movement
  • Understand the historical significance of 1968
  • Address the causes and impacts of the U.S. women's movement
  • List other activist movements of the late 1960s to early 1970s

Often under 10 minutes in length, our video lessons keep you engaged with historical images and straightforward analyses of America's civil rights movements. With the ability to use our lessons on your mobile device, you can prepare for the GACE History assessment wherever and whenever it fits yours schedule.

Objectives of the GACE History: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience Chapter

If you're planning to pursue Georgia certification to teach history at the secondary level, you'll need to pass the GACE History assessment. This examination includes two tests that can be taken together or separately. The assessment contains 130 selected-response questions on world, U.S. and Georgia history. You can practice answering history questions in the same format by taking this chapter's lesson quizzes.

The civil rights movements and activism discussed in this chapter are topics you can expect to see within Test II's subarea on U.S. history between 1877 and present day. This category of questions accounts for roughly 40% of the questions on Test II.

9 Lessons in Chapter 57: GACE History: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

1. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

2. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

3. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

4. Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Explore the life and accomplishments of one of the most important American figures of the twentieth century and test your understanding of American politics, racism, and fights for equality.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

5. Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom. Learn more about its origins, beliefs and legacy.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

6. The Student Movement of the 1960s

The societal disillusion felt by the younger generation of the 1950s was translated into a massive student movement during the 1960s. Learn about the formation of the movement, its campaigns and its inevitable end.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

7. 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

The year of 1968 was a year of war in Southeast Asia, domestic clashes over racial equality and war and fallen leaders, including Dr. King and Robert Kennedy. Learn more about the year that changed the nation in this video lesson.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

8. The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

The women's movement of the 1960s ushered in a new wave of feminism that sought to address the national issues of gender. Learn about the movement, its leaders and the ultimate outcome for women in the United States.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

9. Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

The 1960s represented a decade of dissent in America. While there were large social campaigns throughout the nation, the goal of this lesson is to recognize smaller activist movements involving Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and the environment.

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