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- McMinnville, TN
W.E.B. DuBois Teacher Resources
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Young scholars focus on the problem of African American leadership throughout American history. In groups, they research the life and works of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois and how they worked to promote the need for African American leaders. They examine the reasons why Washington's ideas lost followers and DuBois gained followers. To end the instructional activity, they discuss if either man's ideas would be accepted today.
Learners examine the philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. In this political lesson students analyze the philosophies of two prominent African Americans in history. They look to see who's strategy for equal economic and political rights for African Americas was more appropriate.
Each group is assigned a character to play in a mock debate. They read the provided materials, build an argument, and then debate their points of view as their perspective character. The debate focuses on ensuring equality for African-Americans in the twentieth century. Worksheets, readings, and film link are all included.
Students research the views of five African American activists. Using the Internet, they determine how each leader differed in their views on obtaining equality. They share their information with the class and write an essay explaining which activist methods they feel would have been most effective.
Eleventh graders examine the political reform movement in South Carolina spearheaded by "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. In this South Carolina history activity, 11th graders examine primary and secondary sources regarding Tillman and his vision. Students take tests over the material.