Digital Skills: Developing Online Assessment Skills in Everyday Classroom Activities Western Reserve Public Media

“You Gotta Fight for Your Rights!”
African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and women distinguished themselves in the effort to win World War II. Following the war, movements began to secure the same freedoms and opportunities for these Americans that other Americans enjoyed.

I can:
  • Summarize the struggle for racial and gender equality and the extension of civil rights that occurred in the United States in the postwar period.

  • Present various perspectives of the same event.

Tech Skills:
  • Navigate websites

  • Utilize keyboarding and mouse skills

  • Select objects and paste them into another location.

  • Select an object to resize for proper proportions

  • Insert videos from Youtube

  • Drag and drop objects and text depending on the needs of the product

  • Highlight text and copy and paste it into another location.

  • Properly cite and utilize web images, and videos connected to content

  • Utilize Google Slides to create.

  • Publish and share a digital creation

Materials and Resources:

Video Mash-Up Template

Full directions for tech creation piece.

Grade Level:
  • 9th-12th Grade
Subject Area:
  • American History

Activity 1:

Students should identify a specific event connected to this time period of struggling for equality.

  • Students should navigate websites regarding the topic and ensure they are fully versed in various perspective of the chosen event

  • Students should identify a video on Youtube which best represents the chosen event.

  • Students should identify a song which represents an opposing perspective to what is being portrayed in the event video

  • Student should be prepared to explain the connection between the event



Activity 2:

Students will create Google Slides presentation over chosen historic event.

  • Utilizing the mashup template provided, students will combine all pieces together for their own presentation

  • Students will publish and share their digital creation.


Ohio American History

  • 28. Following World War II, the United States experienced a struggle for racial and gender equality and the extension of civil rights.
Supplementary Resources:

Justice and the Jim Crow Laws

The March on Washington and Its Impact



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**Lesson based on ideas shared at

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