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Music and the American Identity/American Culture
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
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Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington For Jobs & Freedom
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine a document about the March on Washington as well as the "I Have a Dream Speech." Students then complete a graphic organizer that requires them to analyze the documents.
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Fulfilling Dreams: The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance
Young scholars examine the events of the Harlem Renaissance. Using art, music and literature from the time period, they discover the hopes and dreams of the authors and composers. They discuss what the Harlem Renaissance gave to the...
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Novel Ideas: History of the American Novel
Explore the history of the American novel in the contexts of literature and US history. How does a novel or piece of writing from a particular time showcase the mood during that historical period? After conducting research and discussing...
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Separate but Never Equal
Students compare and contrast the lives of African-Americans and Caucasians during segregation. In this African-American history lesson plan, students read the article Separate but Never Equal and create a Venn diagram. Students complete...
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A Living Timeline of Civil Rights
Take a step into a live museum exhibit featuring important people and events from the Civil Rights Movement. Here, scholars research, write a summary, and present their new-found knowledge orally as well as visually to museum...
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