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Students examine two photographs of a "white" school and a "black" school. They compare the education of an African American to that of a Caucasian American. They describe the conditions for education in each of the schools in the photographs. They analyze the conditions and explain why this could or could not happen today.
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson plan, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
Seventh graders research Supreme Court cases. They formally debate court rulings, write a scenario portraying a possible futuristic America and participate in a field practicum for media production, while evaluating various social, economic and racial conflicts that exist among America's ethnic groups.