Ch 58: NES: Civil Rights

About This Chapter

Watch fun and informative video lessons, read absorbing texts, and take practice quizzes to brush up on civil rights for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Civil Rights - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll cover civil rights and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment. Use these lessons to help you with the following topics you'll need to know for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam:

  • History of civil rights struggles
  • Significance of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling
  • Civil rights issues for a variety of groups
  • Women and civil rights
  • Civil rights protections for those with disabilities
  • Fourteenth Amendment protections

Our expert instructors use an easy-to-follow instructional style to get you up to speed on essential civil rights concepts in less time. Unlike a traditional classroom, you can watch the lessons as many times as you'd like. Gauge your understanding with lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

NES: Civil Rights Chapter Objectives

This chapter gets you ready for questions about the rights of U.S. citizens in the Government subsection of the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. This test section is worth about 19% of the total score. The NES exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions on history, geography, culture, government and economics. Passing the exam is a licensure requirement for middle school social science teachers in some states.

6 Lessons in Chapter 58: NES: Civil Rights
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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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