Lesson Plan

Jim Crow as a Form of Racialized Social Control

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Just because slavery was illegal doesn't mean it went away ... Jim Crow Laws took its place. An eye-opening lesson focuses on how Jim Crow Laws were used as a form of racial social control against African Americans in the United States. Academics learn key concepts, read experts from texts, and participate in discussions. The resource explains the impact of the Jim Crow Laws and provides learners with an opportunity to share their opinions with their peers. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare Jim Crow Laws to modern day restrictions
  • Guide a group discussion on examples historians  have seen of racial social control 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part four of a consecutive 10-installment series
  • The lesson is a good skills practice for primary source analysis 
  • Resource includes key vocabulary terms
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