Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

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The strategies civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois proposed for blacks to achieve racial progress is the focus of an activity in which class groups identify the strategies as well as the benefits and drawbacks to each man's approach.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than asking class members to debate the ideas of these two activists, focus the debate on the question of whether schools today should offer vocational courses as part of their curriculum
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes class members are familiar with and have experience with the debate model
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes background information for instructors and an overview that explains how the lesson fits in a study of the Progressive Era, links to all required materials, step-by-step directions for the activity, and a rubric for the debate
Cons

  • None
Common Core