The Great Migration
Pupils research the Great Migration and answer questions to discover where it took place, when it took place, who were migrating, and why in a 2 page paper. They use a map or atlas to plot out the routes and destinations of those migrating.
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Migration: An African American Adventure
Learners read the book, The Great Migration by National Geographic, then complete this set of related worksheets. They review vocabulary, complete five short answer questions, discuss push and pull factors for the migration, then write a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
To the North: A Black Family Leaves Arkansas to Find Work in Michigan
Upper elementary and middle school scholars study the economic factors that caused so many Arkansans to migrate to different parts of the country looking for work. Use this history lesson plan to help your charges gain a better...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Great Gatsby: Arts and Culture
After reading the first 21 pages of The Great Gatsby, class members listen to an audio discussion of the culture of the 1920s and Jazz Age music recordings. Individuals then craft a a one-page critique of whether Fitzgerald's depiction...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
Here is a complex lesson that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. This plan helps young historians develop a deep understanding...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Removing the Mask
Describe, analyze, compare and contrast poets from the Harlem Renaissance. Critical thinkers analyze the imagery, characterization, tone, symbolism, and historical context of Jacob Lawrence, Helene Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. A...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Of Mice and Men: The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Great Depression and the Great Migration
Students analyze images and art of the Great Depression and Great Migration. In this Of Mice and Men lesson, students view images and art from the Great Depression and Great Migration discuss content, composition, and color. Student...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Imagination and the Second Great Migration
Young scholars examine the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties. They access websites imbedded in this plan to research, then write about past struggles for gender and racial fairness.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History