Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940

This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a fictional interview detailing one family's unique experience of uprooting themselves for a better life, class members brainstorm what type of questions might have been asked in the interview. Then, after reading and learning more about the migrants' experiences as a whole, your young historians will interview someone they personally know who moved to their community as an adult and will then compose a short writing piece based on the interview.

4th - 8th Social Studies & History 176 Views 84 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
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Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Direct Instruction
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Duration
3 days

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