Ch 55: NMTA Social Science: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)

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Go through these lessons and find out what led to civil disobedience between 1954 and 1973. Explore U.S. history as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) - Chapter Summary

Go back in time to the middle of the 20th century and learn about the sociopolitical environment of the U.S. at the start of and during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. As you get ready for the NMTA Social Science test, make sure that you read through these study materials closely, so that you have a deeper understanding of the following:

  • The Great Society Program
  • Events of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and '60s
  • The significance of 1968
  • All other major activist movements of the era

Our materials can accommodate the study habits of most learners. If you like to cram late at night with keywords and dates, you can read through our lesson transcripts. For more visual learners, our short video lessons address all the major topics in an easy-to-follow format. After you complete each lesson, you can make sure you are absorbing the information by taking the lesson quizzes. As you get closer to your test date, try taking our chapter exam to verify if you are truly ready for the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) - Chapter Objectives

Social science teachers who wish to become licensed in the state of New Mexico must fulfill licensure requirements and pass the NMTA Social Science test. To pass this test, you must score at least 220 points or higher. All of the questions are in a multiple-choice format, and individuals will use computers to complete the test. The subject of social science has been split into five domain categories. Information about activism, civil disobedience, and protests during this particular era would most likely fall under the U.S. history category. Approximately 25% of your test score will be based off of questions about U.S. history, so let our study materials help you get a better grasp on this topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 55: NMTA Social Science: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)
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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.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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