World Cafe: Analyzing the Jim Crow Laws

The Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case connected to the Jim Crow laws. Scholars explore the topic by engaging in the World Café protocol to analyze specific Jim Crow laws. They discuss how the laws relate to Plessy v. Ferguson as well as to their reading of Carlotta Walls LaNier's memoir, A Mighty Long Way.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Post the steps for the World Café protocol on chart paper or the board
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 9 of 13 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • Students should be divided into groups of five for the World Café
  • Provides strategies for meeting the needs of all learners
  • Includes helpful teaching notes
  • None
Common Core