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Activity Overview


Analyzing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a good way for students to understand the impact of the entire movement and the effects it had on the history that followed. In this activity, students will create a spider map that answers the 5 Ws: who, what, when, where, and why. Their answers should be researched, and the illustration they provide should help summarize the answer to each question.

Possible Questions


  • Who influenced the signing of the Civil Rights Act?
  • What did the Civil Rights Act do?
  • When did the Civil Rights Act get passed?
  • Where Did The Civil Rights Act impact society the most?
  • Why is the Civil Rights Act significant?

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a 5W analysis of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title box for each cell, type Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  3. In the descriptions, answer the question.
  4. Create an image for each cell with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

Lesson Plan Reference


Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


5 Ws Rubric
Rubric that can be used with any 5 Ws activity.
Proficient
5 Points
Emerging
3 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Explanation
The student clearly, thoroughly, accurately chooses and answers the who, what, where, when, and why questions.
The student chooses and answers the who, what, where, when, and why questions. Some of the information is clear, thorough, and accurate.
The who, what, where, when, and why questions and answers are incomplete, confusing, or inaccurate.
Illustrations
The illustrations represent the written information using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the written information, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the written information.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Conventions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.





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