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Anti-Lynching Campaigns, 1890-1942
Young scholars examine the differences in opinion between black and white women about putting an end to lynching. They investigate how black activists encouraged white women to join them in their opposition to lynching.
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Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Americans in World War II: Staging a Double V Campaign in the Classroom
The feelings and attitudes of African-Americans during World War II are examined by high schoolers. After watching various clips from "The War," they answer comprehension questions for each section. In groups, they create their own...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Nativism and Myths about Immigrants
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder
Young scholars examine relationship between history of lynching and murder of Emmett Till, as well as how early anti-lynching movement laid the foundation for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Students then explore role media played in...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 2: NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1930's
Students examine the anti-lynching campaign sponsored by the NAACP in the 1930's. In this social justice lesson, students study the history of the anti-lynching campaign and determine why it was not successful. Students conduct research...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts