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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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jim Crow and the Fight for Civil Rights
The history of voting rights in America has always been rocky, especially in the time period after the Civil War. Learn about the ways that Jim Crow laws affected the voting rights of African Americans with a lesson featuring primary...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Educator's Guide: Holes
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
New ReviewClass members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
To establish the historical and cultural context of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members listen to an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the novel, including her friendship with Truman Capote. Groups then read...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Students explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Willie Rudd and Jim Crow
Learners examine the experiences of Americans during the Jim Crow era, and listen to and discuss the book Dear Willie Rudd by Libba Moore Gray. They define discrimination and segregation, answer story comprehension questions, and write a...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Traveling Southern Style: A Lesson on the Jim Crow Laws
Third graders create a poster of a travel route. In this discrimination lesson, 3rd graders read The Gold Cadillac and use it to discuss the problems African Americans faced while traveling south in the 1950's. Students compare three...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Awwwk…..Jim Crow Laws/ Constitutional?
Students examine the constitutionality of Jim Crow Laws. In this civil rights lesson, students read excerpts of the U.S. Constitution as well as examples of Jim Crow Laws. Students select Jim Crow laws and then find out what portions of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
West Virginia Civil Rights and Jim Crow Laws
Students discover the significance of Jim Crow laws. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources in order to respond to questions on a worksheet titled, "The Fight for Civil Rights: Jim Crow Laws in...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
An Analysis of Jim Crow Laws and their Effects on Race Relations
First graders analyze the role of the Jim Crow laws on race relations. As a class, they are segregated based on the color shirt they have or some other simple criteria and wear either a square or circle sticker representing the majority...
1st English Language Arts
Moments in the Lives of Engaged Citizens Who Fought Jim Crow
Individuals can make a difference. That's the big idea in this instructional activity that investigates individuals who fought the Jim Crow laws. Class members research an activist, create a living museum display, and teach the class...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
A Pivotal Moment in the Civil Rights Movement
After an examination of primary source materials, individuals write an argumentative essay in which they craft and support a claim about how pivotal the murder of Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed