Were Segregation Laws Fair?
Students explore, analyze and study the freedoms and rights promised to African Americans and how they were slowly taken away after Reconstruction. They assess ideas and ideologies, slavery, Postwar United States and prejudice.
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this instructional activity references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth lesson plan in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution Study Guide
Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed