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After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 40 Downloads
Civil Rights Movement Event Cards
An excellent tool for organizing information, these cards contain information about different events in the Civil Rights Movement. Students can work individually or as a group to read their given passages. Once they have finished reading, they list the "who, what, and where" of each passage.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 63 Downloads
Mosaic America: Paths To The Present
Seventh graders study the ideologies of life, values, love, peace and struggle of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans as citizens of the United States. Authors and artists are used as tools to open the eyes of the students and allow them to see the impact and significance of cultures upon the history of the United States.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Black History Web Design
Each student or student team creates a web page. Students research and make decisions for content of the page. Each web page should contain at least six images and six links, as well as any necessary commentary. Students indicate on the web page its purpose and school's email address.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
The Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. In this election of 2008 instructional activity, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights Movement.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Geometry of Triangles Using a Protractor
Seventh graders use a protractor to measure angles and solve a problem involving distance. In this measuring angles with a protractor lesson plan, 7th graders calculate the distance of a line on a diagram by using a protractor to measure the angles of a model where the side of a triangle is in proportion to the unknown line.
7th Math 4 Views 22 Downloads
Mystery of Mirrors: Discovery Stations
Hands-on stations in which groups of primary learners experience what mirrors can do provide opportunities for experimenting and authentic discovery. Recording their observations in complete sentences seems age-inappropriate. Drawing what they see in the mirrors and sharing verbally with the class is more realistic.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
How Labor Got Its Day
Students investigate the economy and working world by discovering Labor Day. In this holiday activity, students participate in a tug-o-war activity demonstrating strength vs. weakness and comparing it to the history of labor negotiations. Students utilize the Internet to read stories about labor day events and find song lyrics about Union Workers.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
Can the U.S. Supreme Court correct past mistakes?
Learners examine several Supreme Court cases. In this lesson on US Justice, students take a critical look at Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education in terms of the application of the 14th Amendment. Learners then act as lawyers and file a brief that demonstrates their personal position on the subject of 14th Amendment rights and violations.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 49 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Learners explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Learners write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 159 Downloads
The Role of Affirmative Action in the Civil Rights Movement
Students debate Affirmative Action. In this Civil Rights lesson students examine the development of affirmative action. Students discuss whether affirmative action is advancing equality and civil rights or not.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 61 Downloads
Eleventh graders examine the denial of rights to individuals in the United States. In this American Government instructional activity, 11th graders study President Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech. Students create a presentation on the denial of rights in the United States.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
World War II: A United Front
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War II lesson, students examine racial relations during the war and then examine propaganda techniques employed by the United States during the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 91 Downloads
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
11th Social Studies & History 29 Views 151 Downloads
Does It Look All Right to Me?
Students identify different viewpoints in society. They describe the characteristics of some of the individuals involved in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They listen to a historical narrative and identify issues of inequality.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
To Be Black and American: World War II
Twelfth graders research wartime conditions African American had to endure during World War II. They explain what role African Americans played in World War II and describe what life was like for African Americans in the United States during World War II.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Stop the Bus: Confronting Our Assumptions About Muslims in America
Students explore Virginia Interfaith Center's A More Perfect Union "Misunderstanding" Ad Campaign, view two episodes of PBS America at a Crossroads series, examine historical context of colonialism and geo-political tensions in Middle East, and work in collaborative groups to create media campaign to promote understanding, tolerance, and communication.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
World War II Erupts Chapter Review
In this World War II worksheet, students review a chapter as they write 10 vocabulary words that match 10 descriptions, eliminate 4 false sentences, and identify 2 themes from the history of the World War II era.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 43 Downloads