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"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 97 Downloads
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who was Jim Crow? How did state and local governments restrict the freedoms and rights of African Americans? As you hold up a series of documents illustrating racial discrimination, your class members will identify rights that were restricted and will gain a better understanding of the types of legislation that segregated African Americans between 1860 and the 1960s.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
US History Vocabulary Review
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.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Traveling Southern Style
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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Willie Rudd and Jim Crow
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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
New Review To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
The second of 10 lessons in a unit study of To Kill a Mockingbird establishes the historical and cultural context of Harper Lee's novel. The class listens to second part of an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the novel, including her friendship with Truman Capote.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of learners create a time line of the ten most significant events in his life.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
New Review Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Awwwk…..Jim Crow Laws/ Constitutional?
Students examine the constitutionality of Jim Crow Laws. In this civil rights lesson plan, 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 81 Downloads
West Virginia Civil Rights and Jim Crow Laws
Students discover the significance of Jim Crow laws. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, 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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 19 Downloads
Jim Crow Laws
Students examine the Civil Rights movement and use mapping as a reading to learn strategy. In this Jim Crow Laws activity, students read material regarding the civil rights movement. Students explore reference materials to gather relevant information.
5th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 84 Downloads
Traveling Southern Style: A Lesson on the Jim Crow Laws
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.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Segregation in the US
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 44 Downloads
An Analysis of Jim Crow Laws and their Effects on Race Relations
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.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 32 Downloads
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage your students' interest, as will the speaker's enthusiasm for his subject matter.
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 63 Downloads
The Effects of Segregation And "jim Crow" on Life in Virginia
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.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Amen! Schools In!
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.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 24 Downloads