Unit 12 Essential Questions

  1. Who decides how laws or rules are applied? How can we ensure that laws and rules are applied to everyone in the same way?
  2. What are civil rights? Who decides? How can we respond when our civil rights are violated? What can be done to strengthen the civil rights of individuals and groups?
  3. Is civil disobedience the most effective means of achieving racial equality?
  4. Is violence or non-violence the most effective means to achieve social change?
  5. How did the civil rights movement of the 1960’s effectively change the nation?
  6. Do the ideas of the 1960’s still have relevance today? Why? How?