Leaders F (0%)
Groups F (0%)
Events F (0%)
History F (0%)
Opposition F (0%)
Tactics F (0%)
Content F (0%)

Grade levels F (0%)
Current events F (0%)
Civics F (0%)
Other movements F (0%)
Context F (0%)

GRADE F means Wisconsin includes none or less than 20% of the recommended content and should significantly revise its standards.



Survey of Standards and Frameworks
Wisconsin is a local control state. The Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies Introduction does not require students to learn about the civil rights movement. The fourth grade standards include Martin Luther King Jr. in a section on national holidays, but even this is not required content:

Explain the significance of national and state holidays, such as Independence Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and national and state symbols, such as the United States flag and the state flags.

Evaluation
Wisconsin does not require students to learn about the civil rights movement. This represents missed opportunity to set high expectations for learning about one of American history’s most important events.