The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play

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This is a fun, thought-provoking lesson. Learners use census data from 1855, primary source documents, their historical knowledge, and information regarding the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 to construct and engage in a role-play. The class is divided into either African-American or Irish immigrant households; they then act out several scenarios. Great lesson!

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Grade
8th - 10th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Simulation
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