Ch 37: NMTA: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience

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Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your memory of the activist movements of 20th century America. These videos and lesson quizzes can prepare you for history-related questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test.

NMTA: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience - Chapter Summary

Study up on civil disobedience as you get ready to take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test. This chapter's video lessons can help you. Our instructors will take you through the activist movements and protests of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Topics discussed in this chapter include:

  • The effect of Johnson's Great Society Program
  • Analysis of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s
  • Events and leadership of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
  • Origins and ideology of the hippie counterculture
  • Protests of the Student Movement of the 1960s
  • Major events of 1968 including the Vietnam War and domestic violence in the United States
  • Impacts of the Women's Movement
  • Examination of the American Indian Movement, the Brown Power Movement and the Environment Movement

Experienced instructors break down the complexity of this period of American history into easy-to-digest components. Compelling presentations and engaging visuals make studying fun. You can re-watch the videos as often as you'd like or read lesson transcripts to be sure you fully grasped lesson materials.

NMTA: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience Chapter Objectives

In the state of New Mexico, teachers are required to take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test to attain an endorsement to teach this subject to middle grades students. Questions on history account for 50% of the test score. This chapter covers the content you need to know about this tumultuous period in American history. The test is computer-based and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. You will have 3 hours to complete the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 37: NMTA: 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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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