Strategizing for Freedom

Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, and A. Philip Randolph developed different views on how to advancing Civil Rights for African-Americans. Class members research these famous figures and their strategies before developing an argument for whose approach was most effective.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the lesson in a study of the Civil Rights Movement and/or during Black History Month
  • If all class members have out-of-class access to the Internet, save the cost of printing the six pages and have learners read the materials online 
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure that a protocol is in place for a mature discussion of racism and discrimination
  • Class members read the background information on the four leaders and fill out the comparison graphic organizer out of class before returning for a full class discussion
Pros

  • Links within the article provide additional background information on the people and topics mentioned
Cons

  • None