African American History: Honored as Heroes

This African American History: Honored as Heroes lesson plan also includes:

To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time period.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate images and appeals used in current recruitment posters and ads
  • Have groups investigate the extent to which troops were integrated in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East Conflicts
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a series of three related lesson that investigate African American history
  • Designed for unit studies of World War I, Civil Rights, and race relations in the United States
  • Presumes class members are familiar with propaganda techniques and appeals
Pros

  • The approach used models that of historians investigating artifacts
Cons

  • None