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The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding White Supremacy
Study the controversial topic of organized systems of repression, such as white supremacists and the KKK. This lesson provides discussion questions, primary source documents, and definitions all aimed at building an understanding of racism in our country.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
The Ku Klux Klan In Indiana: 1920-1930
Students examine the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana from 1920-1930. They read an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, conduct an interview with a parent or grandparent, write a family history, and role-play a scenario.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Ku Klux Klan
Learners discuss, write, and identify symbols of the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's in Indiana. In this Ku Klux Klan lesson plan, students also take a field trip to view the Thomas Hart Benton Murals at Indiana University.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 26 Downloads
USA: the KKK and Civil Rights Movement
High schoolers view film footage of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. in the early 1920s and examine how the actions of the KKK have been viewed by different strands of the civil rights movement. They watch the film and answer discussion questions, and in pairs write captions for the newsreel from the point of view of different civil rights leaders.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
Social Activism in the United States
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In this US History instructional activity, 7th graders read a newspaper article that reported a significant event during this era. Students write a summary of this event.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
A Closer Look at the Klan
Fourth graders learn vocabulary, answer discussion questions, complete writing assignments, and identify symbols connected to the Ku Klux Klan. In this Ku Klux Klan lesson plan, 4th graders also go on a field trip to the Thomas Hart Benton Murals.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Reasons the Modern Civil Rights Movement was Needed
Eleventh graders examine the work of the Ku Klux Klan and the significance of Jim Crow Laws. In this American Civil Rights lesson, 11th graders examine propaganda materials from the Klan as well as Jim Crow Laws prior to writing about the need of organizing the American Civil Rights Movement.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
The Hyper-Partisan Politics of Prohibition
A full and thoughtful lesson includes links, handouts, guided viewing worksheets, and great extension activities. Upper graders will examine extreme politics, propaganda, hyper-partisanship, and the 1928 presidential election. They engage in class discussion and create a presentation based on what they learned from viewing the related videos.
7th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 77 Downloads
The Fears of Black Americans during and after Reconstruction
In this segregation study guide worksheet, students discover details regarding the fears of Black Americans following Reconstruction. Students read 3 sections of information and examine photographs.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 74 Downloads
Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources. For this US History lesson, 11th graders interpret written information. Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. Students develop and defend a position.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Three Visions for African Americans
Students consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history instructional activity, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 60 Downloads
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 32 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation as a joint committee tasked with coming up with a plan for reconstructing the southern states and bringing them back to the Union.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 51 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Ku Klux Klan Arrest for 1964 Murders
In this English worksheet, students read "Ku Klux Klan Arrest for 1964 Murders," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review One Man’s Terrorist…Another Man’s Freedom Fighter
Why is there no universal definition for terrorism? What tactics and objectives do terrorist groups share? Through an engaging and collaborative activity, as well as using rich informational texts and guided notes, lead your class members through an examination of the history of terrorism, as well as an analysis of major terrorist groups that exist today.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 149 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the violation of individual rights.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed