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Learners 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. Learners select Jim Crow laws and then find out what portions of the laws are or are not supported by the Constitution.
Students examine the Civil Rights movement and use mapping as a reading to learn strategy. In this Jim Crow Laws lesson, 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 interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this civil rights lesson, student determine the meaning and origination of Jim Crow laws. Students discuss the implications of the laws and compare and contrast them to other laws in the South.
Learners research the impact of the Jim Crow laws on safe travel for African-Americans. For this civil rights lesson, students explore the dangers posed upon African-American traveling in the south. Learners discover the extent of discrimination at that time. Assessments and rubric are provided.
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.