Great Migration Teacher Resources

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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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The Great Migration

For Teachers 4th
What a terrific lesson! Have your class learn about immigration using this resource. Fourth graders discuss the Great Migration in Ohio through art, writing, and discussion. Afterward, they create a presentation in which they tell their...
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The Great Migration Internet Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use maps, narratives and the Internet to research the Great Migration. They investigate the circumstances which led to the migration, notable individuals who made advances for African-Americans and the legacy of this movement.
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The Great Migration: Comparing and Contrasting Northern Life to Southern Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the Great Migration of African-Americans to the North and form an opinion as to whether this migration was beneficial to its participants. They, in groups, research various experiences and debate the topic.
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The Great Migration: An Oral History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the factors which contributed to the great migration and write a well organized research paper using multiple sources. They incorporate quotations into their paper, both direct and paraphrased, in accordance with MLA...
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Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A...
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Following Muddy's Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view the AMERICAN MASTERS film "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied" and research him using the Guided Reading strategy. They examine the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to...
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Migration: An African American Adventure

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners read the book, The Great Migration by National Geographic, then complete this set of related worksheets. They review vocabulary, complete five short answer questions, discuss push and pull factors for the migration, then write a...
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The Great Migration: Pushed By The South, Pulled By The North

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify key features of the Great Migration. They explain the concepts of push and pull factors for migration. They create an art project which shows an understanding of the push and pull factors.
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How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson plan, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects...
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Of Mice and Men: The Symbiotic Relationship Between the Great Depression and the Great Migration

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students analyze images and art of the Great Depression and Great Migration.  In this Of Mice and Men lesson, students view images and art from the Great Depression and Great Migration discuss content, composition, and color.  Student...
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Heaven, Hell, and Baltimore

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This lesson allows students to research and compare the city of Baltimore to other northern cities of interest during the Great Migration. After reading a narrative entitled Return South Migration and conducting extensive research,...
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Immigration/Migration

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the Great Migration. In this population trends lesson, 10th graders examine the movement of African Americans to northern, urban areas as they view a PowerPoint presentation and respond to questions about it.
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Returning to the South

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students reinforce their knowledge of the Great Migration by reading a narrative to investigate reasons why African-Americans chose to migrate from the South. Students then write editorials for a local newspaper that outlines the reasons...
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World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion...
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The Great Migration

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the Great Migration and answer questions to discover where it took place, when it took place, who were migrating, and why in a 2 page paper. They use a map or atlas to plot out the routes and destinations of those...
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The Great Migration Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a narrative "The Great Migration." They answer specific questions that check for understanding of the text. They discuss reasons for migrating. They choose an African-American hero/athlete to research online. They share...
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The Great Migration

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore how migration to Harlem created a new life for African Americans. In this cross curricular lesson, students illustrate maps showing the migration, paint murals representing African American life in the South and create a...
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What Does It Cost? Wages and Expenses in Historical Context

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the relative value of a historical dollar. They use old newspapers to find costs for food, housing, clothing, and transportation and then calculate the number of hours a worker would need to be employed to live...
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The Second Great Migration

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine causes of The Second Great Migration and the impact it had on its destination communities.
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And the Migrants Kept Coming

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Paintings from The Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence launch a study of the various push and pull factors responsible for the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North from 1900-1925 and the reverse...
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Traveler's Trunk

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze and interpret artifacts from the 1920s and explore the Great Migration. In this 1920s history instructional activity, students review background information about the Great Migration and use artifacts to study history of...
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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides...
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The Roaring 20s

For Teachers 7th - 8th
America during the 1920s was quite an interesting place! Bring the jazz, poverty, consumer excess, culture, and politics to life with this presentation. Primary source images, excellent descriptive text, and a wide span of topics are...