W.E.B. DuBois Teacher Resources
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Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois: The Problem of Negro Leadership
10th - 12th
Students focus on the problem of African American leadership throughout American history. In groups, they research the life and works of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois and how they worked to promote the need for African American...
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Where to begin? With the vocational education that provides the skills necessary to gain economic security or with a Liberal Arts education? As part of a study of leaders of the civil rights movement, class members compare and contrast...
Growing Up in a Segregated Society, 1880s–1930s
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What did segregation look like in the beginning of the 20th century? Middle and high schoolers view images of segregated areas, read passages by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and come to conclusions about how the influence of...
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizer
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your pick of 16 graphic organizers, all designed for persuasive writing. Some provide space to prepare an entire essay or speech, while others provide space for brainstorming and organizing ideas before settling on concrete ideas...
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
9th - Higher Ed
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The strategies civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois proposed for blacks to achieve racial progress is the focus of an activity in which class groups identify the strategies as well as the benefits and drawbacks...
The Daily Experience of the Laurel Grove School, 1925
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What was daily life like for those attending segregated schools in 1925? Modern learners fill out a KWHL chart as they explore historical background and primary source documents about the Laurel Grove School in Fairfax County, Virginia....