Ch 54: MTEL Middle School Humanities: U.S. Protests, Activism & Civil Rights

About This Chapter

Look over the lessons in this chapter to learn more about the significant protests and movements in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. Studying this chapter will aid you in your preparations for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam by familiarizing you with this subject.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: U.S. Protests, Activism & Civil Rights - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on activism in the United States from the 1950s through the 1970s to help your studies for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. These lessons will address the following significant aspects of movements and activism in the United States:

  • The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Deaths of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and other significant events in1968
  • Leaders and campaigns of the women's movement in the 1960s
  • Native Americans, the environment, and other causes embraced by activists in the 1960s- 1970s

This chapter may serve as a beneficial resource in your studies through its various uses. Not only can you view these lessons as brief, informative videos, but you can also read their full transcripts to take note of highlighted terminology that may prove helpful on the exam. Additionally, you can test your knowledge by taking the lesson quizzes and cumulative chapter exam. If you have any questions, you may reach out to our experts, who will respond as they are able.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: U.S. Protests, Activism & Civil Rights- Chapter Objectives

As you attempt to earn your license to teach humanities courses to middle school students in Massachusetts, you must prove your knowledge and candidacy using the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. Twenty-five percent of the exam addresses history topics, covering a broad span of eras and subjects, including activist movements in the United States. This chapter's lessons each detail significant movements of activism to deepen your understanding in preparation for any potential activist questions on the exam.

By utilizing the multiple-choice self-assessments at the end of each lesson, you will not only be able to gauge your understanding of the topic, but you will also gain experience answering questions in the same format as the exam itself.

5 Lessons in Chapter 54: MTEL Middle School Humanities: U.S. Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
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The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

1. 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

2. 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.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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