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Students examine the constitutionality of Jim Crow Laws. For this civil rights lesson, students read excerpts of the U.S. Constitution as well as examples of Jim Crow Laws. Students select Jim Crow laws and then find out what portions of the laws are or are not supported by the Constitution.
Students discover the significance of Jim Crow laws. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources in order to respond to questions on a worksheet titled, "The Fight for Civil Rights: Jim Crow Laws in West Virginia."
Students examine the Civil Rights movement and use mapping as a reading to learn strategy. In this Jim Crow Laws instructional activity, students read material regarding the civil rights movement. Students explore reference materials to gather relevant information. Students discuss the term "Jim Crow" and write a paragraph about why they think the term is insulting to blacks.
Students research the impact of the Jim Crow laws on safe travel for African-Americans. In this civil rights lesson, students explore the dangers posed upon African-American traveling in the south. Students discover the extent of discrimination at that time. Assessments and rubric are provided.
Students examine the experiences of Americans during the Jim Crow era, and listen to and discuss the book Dear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore Gray. They define discrimination and segregation, answer story comprehension questions, and write a reflection on their reactions to Jim Crow laws in a journal.
Students explore discrimination. In this civil rights lesson, students discover how local churches and community programs attempted to educate African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Students research the Plessy v. Ferguson court case and Jim Crow law.
Eighth graders study the effects that segregation and the Jim Crow laws had on life in Virginia after reviewing the Reconstruction period. They list the effects that the Jim Crow laws had on the lives of African Americans such as unfair polling taxes, separate schools and facilities, and difficulty voting. Using websites, they research the effects of segregation and write a paragraph on the topic.
Sixth graders research the Jim Crow Laws in the computer lab and continue their research on a black person in history by using the research outline. For this research lesson plan, 6th graders also identify fiction and non fiction books.
Learners explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour, and keep diaries of their journey.
Third graders create a poster of a travel route. In this discrimination lesson, 3rd graders read The Gold Cadillac and use it to discuss the problems African Americans faced while traveling south in the 1950's. Students compare three travel guides and discuss the differences. Students pretend they are moving from New York City to South Carolina and create a poster showing the route they will take.
For this segregation worksheet, students read about the Jim Crow Laws and the effects they had on African Americans. Students learn about inequality during this time period.
Students examine the Jim Crow laws and how they impacted the lives of both African Americans and white Americans. They discuss the Civil Rights Movement and how their lives may have been different had it not occurred. Groups investigate a topic question and choose and activity to represent what they have discovered from their research.
First graders analyze the role of the Jim Crow laws on race relations. As a class, they are segregated based on the color shirt they have or some other simple criteria and wear either a square or circle sticker representing the majority and minority. They read the story of an African-American who is the first to attend an all white school and write a response to end the lesson.
Learners explore how Jim Crow laws affected the lives of people living in the south during pre and post-Civil Rights. Using a various research methods, students research various aspects of the Jim Crow south and complete a graphic organizer.
Students examine segregation in the US. For this Civil Rights lesson, students use multiple primary sources including audio, music, documents, photos and more. They use guidelines to answer questions about the sources in order to better learn about racial segregation practices in the US.
Students 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. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
Young scholars explore the formation of the National Association of colored Women's Club. In this civil rights lesson, students research the history and mission of the NACWC.
Students consider the implications of prejudice. In this segregation activity, students experience a simulation that has school staff favoring students with blue eyes. Students discuss the simulation experience, watch "The Eye of the Storm," and determine how Jim Crow Laws promoted prejudice.
Learners experience a classroom simulation of discrimination and then use this as a springboard to discuss the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow Laws. This is a powerful, and potentially controversial, instructional activity for your students.
A lot happened as the American Civil War came to a close. Before diving head-first into a unit on the Reconstruction period, preview key events, concepts, and vocabulary, specific to post Civil War America. Each slide gives a simple definition for concepts such as, the Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes, Abraham Lincoln, and the 14th Amendment. There are twenty words total.