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- Carolyn M., 1st year teacher
- Aiken, SC
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Students read the play, A Raisin in the Sun to examine the role of slaves in the Civil War. They discover the role of immigrants in the United States and how that relates to the African Americans migrating north. They participate in activties and work together to gather information about the time period.
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson plan, 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.
Students in a communications skills class investigate rituals and customs of various cultures. They then interview family members to deepen their understanding of their own cultural celebrations. Using their oral presentation skills, students present one cultural ritual from their ethnic group to the class.
Students reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba, then answer reflection questions about the topic.
Students view the film The Persuaders that discuss the perspective and spin of language use for a variety of issues. They discuss the career of Frank Luntz, a man that runs focus groups to determine how to advantageously phrase issues in politics and work in groups to consider the language surrounding past events in American history.
Learners are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil Rights Movement, etc. For each poem or music, they answer discussion questions and write their own poem appropriate for the time period.