Integration of the US Armed Forces

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Uncle Sam wants you to integrate the military! The activity uses images and documents to help scholars understand the integration of African Americans into the mainstream military. Academics analyze a series of military photos and observe the changes over time. The activity concludes with a group discussion to help historians understand how and when the demographic of the military changed. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show photos of African American soldiers  
  • Have learners write a journal entry from the perspective of an African American solider who is part of the integration 
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity is completed online
Pros
  • Resource is adaptable for remote learning 
  • Activity includes primary sources to engage pupils 
Cons
  • None