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The 1980s - Morning In America Graphic Organizer
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Each day, students will review a video clip from www.history.com about a American cultural event/development during the 1920s.  They will complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer based on information from the video.  Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/01/2020
ANCHOR: A North Carolina History Online Resource
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This online textbook is designed for grade 8 and up and covers all of North Carolina history, from the arrival of the first people some 12,000 years ago to the present. There are eleven parts, organized chronologically, a collection of primary sources, readings, and multimedia that can be rearranged to meet the needs of the classroom. Special web-based tools aid reading and model historical inquiry, helping students build critical thinking and literacy skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Textbook
Author:
Carolina K-12
Carolina Public Humanities at the University of North Carolina
State Library of NC
Date Added:
06/09/2019
African-American Soldiers After World War I: Had Race Relations Changed?
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In this lesson, students view archival photographs, combine their efforts to comb through a database of more than 2,000 archival newspaper accounts about race relations in the United States, and read newspaper articles written from different points of view about post-war riots in Chicago.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
African Americans in North Carolina Educator Notebook
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Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history with diverse perspectives. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Bibliography
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
11/17/2021
Against Their Will: North Carolina's Eugenics Program & In re Moore
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Students will learn about North Carolina's little known eugenics program, as well as explore the constitutionality of state mandated sterilization by reviewing the NC Supreme Court case, In re Moore. Stidents will culminate this lesson by making recommendations on how the state should make amends for the program's past controversial actions, as well as examine actual consolation recoomendations recently made by the North Carolina's General Assembly.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
Civics and Economics
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
"The Blessings of Liberty" for All?
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Students analyze Jim Crow laws, a state constitution, literacy tests, poll taxes and voting eligibility affidavits to evaluate how these tools enabled states, especially in the south, to avoid recognizing the rights of African Americans.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Marie Feeney-DiRito
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
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This lesson highlights the changing relationship between the city center and the suburb in the postwar decades, especially in the 1950s. Students will look at the legislation leading up to and including the Federal Highway Act of 1956. They will also examine documents about the history of Levittown, the most famous and most important of the postwar suburban planned developments.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
The Costs of War
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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students explore the human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is an extension activity included for advanced students.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cultural and Hisotric Developments in the U.S. during the 1990s.
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Studnets will view a brief video about a singular cultural event that occurred in the decade, in this case the 1990s, in the Unitd States and annotage the event for the who, what, where, when of the event and the impact of the event in 2019.  Each day has a specific video that the students will view, and they will submit the completed packet on the last class of the week.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/31/2019
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Cultural and Hisotric Developments in the U.S. during the 1990s.
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Studnets will view a brief video about a singular cultural event that occurred in the decade, in this case the 1990s, in the Unitd States and annotage the event for the who, what, where, when of the event and the impact of the event in 2019.  Each day has a specific video that the students will view, and they will submit the completed packet on the last class of the week.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
VANESSA EDMUNDSON
Date Added:
07/13/2020
Equal Rights? The Women’s Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
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This unit addresses the development of women’s rights in the United States. It begins with an overview of women’s roles in the nineteenth century, then moves to a discussion of the fight for women’s suffrage, and concludes by looking at the ultimately failed battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Students will interpret primary-source documents such as a legal ruling, cartoons and a painting using a Primary Source Analysis Worksheet that teaches them to approach such materials systematically. Throughout the lesson, the students work on detecting the perspectives of various figures and groups in U.S. history in terms of their views on the role of women in society. In particular, the lesson addresses the backlash against the civil and women’s rights movements of the 1960s, focusing on the figure of Phyllis Schlafly and her group, “Stop ERA.”

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Regents of the University of California| Humanities Out There and the Santa Ana Partnership
Date Added:
07/17/2017
Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Students in the Civil Rights Movement
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Students will hear stories from former civil rights activists, analyze what motivated students to join the movement, what their experiences were like, and consider the relevance of this history today.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
08/24/2017
The Freedom Riders and the Popular Music of the Civil Rights Movement
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The American civil rights movement incorporated a variety of cultural elements in their pursuit of political and legal equality under law. This lesson will highlight the role of music as a major influence through the use of audio recordings, photographs, and primary documents. Students will participate in their own oral history, examine lyrics, and work with case studies such as the Freedom Rides to gain an appreciation of how music influenced the early 1960s.

Subject:
Arts Education
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Created Equal
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima
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Students learn about President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now.

Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
08/29/2018
Inventor/Invention Investigation
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Each day, students will investigate and specific inventor/invention from the attached list (they can either choose from or be assigned from the list) and using www.history.com and www.bio.com will investigate infromation about the eventor/invention to complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer.  Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/01/2020
JFK, Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement
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Students will be able to describe three specific moments in the Civil Rights Movement: the Freedom Rides, the 1963 Birmingham Movement, and the 1963 March on Washington; contrast the different roles of activists such as the Freedom Riders, demonstrators in Birmingham, and leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X; analyze and evaluate the relationship between civil rights activists and the Federal Government, specifically the Kennedy Administration.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Created Equal, We the People
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Japanese American Incarceration Through Primary Sources: The Diary of Stanley Hayami
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In this lesson, students will gain historical reasoning skills by studying primary sources and
comparing them to secondary sources. They will become more familiar with the conditions in Japanese American concentration camps through the personal writings of Stanley Hayami, a high school student who was incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/05/2017
Lesson 1: NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1920s
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This lesson focuses on the constitutional arguments for and against the enactment of federal anti-lynching legislation in the early 1920s. Students will participate in a simulation game that enacts a fictitious Senate debate of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. As a result of completing this activity, students will gain a better understanding of the federal system, the legislative process, and the difficulties social justice advocates encountered.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Tim Greene
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 2: Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Malcolm X argued that America was too racist in its institutions and people to offer hope to blacks. In contrast with Malcolm X's black separatism, Martin Luther King, Jr. offered what he considered "the more excellent way of love and nonviolent protest" as a means of building an integrated community of blacks and whites in America. This lesson will contrast the respective aims and means of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to evaluate the possibilities for black American progress in the 1960s.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 2: NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1930s
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In this lesson students will participate in a role-play activity that has them become members of a newspaper or magazine editorial board preparing a retrospective report about the NAACP's anti-lynching campaign of the 1930s.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 2: The House Un-American Activities Committee
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In the late 1940s and early 1950s, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union had deteriorated to the point of "cold war," while domestically the revelation that Soviet spies had infiltrated the U.S. government created a general sense of uneasiness. This lesson will examine the operations of House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the late 1940s.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
John Moser, Lori Hahn
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 4: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act
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This lesson shows students how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government"”particularly the President"”and asks students to investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
EDSITEment
Date Added:
09/06/2019
North Carolina Women Making History Educator Notebook
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This Educator Notebook provides information on Women’s History in North Carolina for teachers to use as a resource, either as stand-alone units, or integrated into standard curriculum. Included is research from museum curators and educators, and articles published in the Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine which are written for students in grades 4-12. Lesson plans and suggested activities complement many of the topics. Adaptable to multiple ages, they meet curriculum goals set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction and connect to classes in national and world history, geography, economics, and the arts, and can be part of any unit of social studies. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Bibliography
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
11/17/2021
The Pay Envelope: A Role Play
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In this activity students perform a role play of immigrant mothers and daughters arguing over who should get to keep the daughter's wages. This activity is used to teach with the film Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl, but can be completed without the film.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
City University of New York
Provider Set:
HERB Social History
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Pearl Harbor & Japanese Internment
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Yes, the unit covers the reasons the Japanese bombed Pearl Harobr, the planning of Pearl Harbor, the execution of Pearl Harbor and the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.  It includes a plan of the day to day plan, articles, primary sources, secondary sources, digital reviews, and on line assesments.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Colly Carlson
Date Added:
10/28/2016
The Presidential Election of 1912
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In this lesson, students explore the 1912 presidential election and how its outcome had far reaching social, economic, and political consequences for the nation. Discussion questions are provided. In an associated activity, students will role play as one of the candidates and present how they are the most capable of advancing progressive ideas in the United States.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
01/30/2017
The Progressive Era - Lesson Plans
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This series of lessons can be used when teaching about the Progressive era. In the first lesson, students will be able to define Progressivism and link it to past and present social issues. In the second lesson, students will learn about the formation of labor unions in the United States and how businesses responded. The third lesson provides background information about stikes in the United States during the progressive era, including the Homestead and the Pullman strikes. Lessons 4-7 focus on the coal mining industry and the lifestyles of those who worked in the mines. In the eighth lesson, students will examine problems between management and labor, and what happens when compromises cannot be achieved. In Lessons 9, 10, and 11, students learn about the Ludlow Massacre and examine the link between history and current events. Lesson 12 examines the long-term effects of the Progressive Era and labor strikes in the United States. In the final lesson, students analyze oral histories to better understand the Progressive Era.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Denver
Date Added:
08/16/2017
Propaganda and World War II
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In this activity, students compare World War II propaganda posters from the United States, Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. Then students choose one of several creative or analytical writing assignments to demonstrate what they've learned.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
City University of New York
Provider Set:
HERB Social History
Author:
American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Realpolitik in 1793
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This lesson draws a connection between the realpolitik practiced during the Nixon administration and George Washington’s foreign policy practices. It expands student application of the modern foreign policy styles to 18th century diplomatic situations. This lesson can be taught at the beginning of a unit on Nixon and Kissinger’s foreign policy practices of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Students will make interdisciplinary connections between history and government/civics.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Red Scare! The Palmer Raids and Civil Liberties
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In this extensive, PDF unit focused on the Red Scare, Palmer raids, and civil liberties, the lessons will root the events of 1919-1920 in the disruptions generated by the First World War. The rise of Soviet Russia after 1917, as well as the wave of labor strikes that reverberated across the United States following the Armistice, serve as an entry point for this unit’s analysis of attacks on civil liberties during this period. Students will examine the American state’s suppression of dissent in the name of domestic security. It introduces students to the popular discourse that framed social critics like Emma Goldman as dangerous agitators. It also discusses legislation (such as the Sedition Act of 1918) and statements by American government officials (A. Mitchell Palmer’s “The Case Against the Reds”) that justified the arrest and deportation of individuals whom the United States deemed “undesirable.” Red Scare! encourages students to analyze and debate the often tenuous nature of constitutionally-protected freedoms in times of civil distress.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Regents of the University of California| Humanities Out There and the Santa Ana Partnership
Date Added:
07/17/2017
The Roaring Twenties - American Culture
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Each day, students will review a video clip from www.history.com about a American cultural event/development during the 1920s.  They will complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer based on information from the video.  Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/01/2020
Rosa Parks: 1 Day Lesson
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In this lesson, students investigate where on the bus Rosa Parks sat on the day of her arrest. They explore two primary documents—one that contests and one that supports—the account presented in the textbook. First, the teacher elicits students’ beliefs about where Rosa Parks sat, and asks where students learned their information. Then, students read a textbook passage and two conflicting primary documents. Finally, students decide which of the primary documents they believe is more trustworthy and write a paragraph defending their choice.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
historicalthinkingmatters.org
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Rosa Parks: 3 Day Lesson
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This lesson starts with what students know about Rosa Parks and then uses a series of three primary sources to complicate Rosa Parks’ story. Students read a sample textbook excerpt that includes the familiar narrative; then, after reading and analyzing each primary source, they consider how it compares with that narrative. Using think-alouds from the site, students see historians considering and analyzing significant passages from these documents. Finally, using evidence from both the primary sources and textbook account, students create their own brief narratives of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
historicalthinkingmatters.org
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Rosa Parks: 5 Day Lesson
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In this lesson, students engage in an historical inquiry about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They watch a short introductory movie, read six documents, answer guiding questions, and prepare to complete the final essay assignment using their notes as evidence from the documents to craft a more complete story of the boycott.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
historicalthinkingmatters.org
Date Added:
06/27/2017
Rosa Parks: Textbook Lesson
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In this lesson, students critique a standard textbook account of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They read and analyze two primary documents and consider how this evidence specifically contests the textbook’s account. First, the teacher elicits students’ existing knowledge about Rosa Parks. Then, students read a textbook passage and two conflicting primary documents. Finally, students write a revised textbook account or an editorial pointing out the textbook account’s deficiencies and how these affect our understanding of this important event.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
historicalthinkingmatters.org
Date Added:
06/27/2017
A Street with a Story: The History of Durham's "Black Wall Street"
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Students will explore how various black entrepreneurs thrived in Durham's downtown, so much so that Durham's Parrish Street was soon known as Black Wall Street. Students will gain a sense of the challenges overcome and successes experienced by the various black entrepreneurs and businesses on Black Wall Street.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Teaching Historical Thinking and the Common Core Chart (Grades 11-12)
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This chart presents historical thinking questions, historical thinking skills, and Common Core reading and writing skills that teachers should consider when planning activities and tasks for students in grades 11 and 12.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
City University of New York
Provider Set:
HERB Social History
Date Added:
08/08/2019
U.S. History Inventor/Invention Project
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In teaching both U.S. History 1 and 2, I wanted to present students with a academic activity that would engage them in doing individual research, and presenting a creative, summay project.  The trick was finding a topic that would attract student's attention.  In reviewing a Gilded Era book, I was impressed by the number of inventors and invetions from 1868 to about 1930.  And if I was itnersted, then I imagined the students might also be interested.So I drafted a list of both inventors and inventions from 1868 to about 1930, and had students select one inventor/invention from the list to research.  My goal was to have students complete a power-point including background of the inventor/invention, uses for the invetion, and effects of the invetion on today;'s world.Students were able to select at least 1 inventor/invention from the list, and begin drafting quesitons about both subjects and what should be included in their final project.  Following this "think-session" students spent class time in the computer lab researching both inventor and invention and developing a power-point.  Staff facilitated the reserach and project development, in finding reliiable websites, spellling and grammar checks, organization, and in selection of powerpoint features (background, animation, sound, etc)Attached are the list of inventors/invetnions, a graphic organizer to guide the research.and a sample with a rubric.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Software
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Understanding the Great Migration
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The Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North in the first half of the 20th Century is one of the pivotal social events in U.S. history, and helped to set the stage for the modern Civil Rights movement. By examining historical letters, pictures and editorial cartoons, students will come to understand the motivations behind the migration, and its lasting impact on small communities and cities.

Subject:
American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UMBC Center for History Education
Author:
Sherry E. Spector
Date Added:
10/05/2017