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Social Studies

Introduction to Civil Rights laws in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Civil rights laws from 1865 to 1968 and how they impacted rights of African Americans, Native Americans, women and other minorities.
Anthony J Van Zwaren
57 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
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 We will discuss how the Constitution was expanded under the 13-15th Amendments and the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. In addition we will discuss important civil rights laws and court decisions that arose out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and its aftermath. We will also see if there are still issues today that concern equal rights for all minorities today, especially in light of the Black Lives Matter protests in recent months.
I was a social studies teacher in New York City schools and more recently was a substitute teacher in New Jersey. I also spent over twenty years as an attorney in New Jersey.
Read 13th, 14th and 15th Amendment as well as the 19th Amendment of the Constitution. Students should look up one important civil rights issue or struggle and present a one paragraph essay (about four sentences).
Answer whether you think that some of the issues addressed by Constitutional Amendments and recent voting rights laws have solved the problems of inequality.
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For class, watch one of the videos or read one of the articles on Jim Crow, Civil Rights battles, Reconstruction, segregation and be prepared to discuss what you learned from the article or video.
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Assessment will be based upon interaction by the students and preparedness at the time the class is conducted. Students will be expected to have reviewed one important issue involving civil rights from the Civil War period through the present time.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
See the online sources for review. Optional is read a book or story, or watch a video about some key civil rights leader or struggle and be prepared to discuss it.


Anthony J Van ZwarenFormer teacher of social studies
57 total reviews
120 completed classes

About Me

I began teaching at Outschool a year ago. I have had six years experience as a social studies teacher in the New York City schools and currently teach as a substitute teacher in New Jersey . I enjoy teaching history, both world history and... 
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