African American Soldiers and Civil Rights During WWI

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Young scholars analyze primary source documents and images to determine how African American soldiers were denied their civil rights during World War I.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Model for learners how to use the interactive resource
  • Include the resource in a study of World War I and or a study of the history of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Expand the lesson and have groups research the treatment of African American soldiers in World War II, the Korean war, and the Vietnam War
  • Have participants submit their written responses to the questions as an exit ticket
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members require access to devices with internet for this interactive resource
  • The interactive activity looks at aspects of the history not typically covered in the study of World War I
  • None
Common Core