In this unit we are going to learn about people who wanted to change the world for the better, through their strong beliefs.
Now, you would like to think that you would be forgiven for thinking that trying to change the world for the better would make you very popular! No, these people had to endure violence, threats and even prison to make the changes they believed in!
In America (1960s), unprivileged or uneducated people had to pass a test in order to vote. The tests were mainly administered to black voters. The tests were almost impossible to pass and had the intent to disenfranchise black voters.
Below is an example of a test, The Louisiana Literacy Test and to be honest, it doesn’t test your literacy skills at all! Have a go at the test and see how you get on…
You have 10 minutes to complete it!
Once you have completed the test, you could test an adult, brother or sister.
You could also create your own test and upload it to the blog for your classmates to have a go at or you could administer it on an adult at home.
Click the download link to download the Louisiana Literacy Test.
Remember to let us know how you get on and what you think to the Louisiana Literacy Test. Do you think it’s a fair test? How did you feel sitting the test?
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Here are the possible answers to the Louisiana test.