What if YOU Lived During Jim Crow?

This What if YOU Lived During Jim Crow? lesson plan also includes:

Young historians envision what life was like for African Americans living in the Jim Crow South through hands-on, experiential activities. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent activity to use during Black History Month or in your study of Reconstruction, African American history, or the civil rights movement
  • Leave time to discuss the inherent hatred and racism that founded the Jim Crow laws
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners may need more support and instructional guidelines for designing their solutions to the Jim Crow laws, and what other problems they might encounter

  • Includes all materials for examining five Jim Crow laws and their methods of segregation
  • Each role play is followed by a debrief of how African Americans actually dealt with the situation being discussed

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