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The Great Debate Lesson Plan: Slavery in the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the U.S. Constitution to see what has been writte about slavery. Then, students, in groups, research the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to explore slavery compromises.
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Mississippi and Civil Rights

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Mississippi Civil Rights worksheet, students read 9 paragraphs about the history of civil rights in Mississippi. Worksheet has no other associated activities.
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Before Rosa Parks: Upper Grades Activity: Frances Watkins Harper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the rhetorical strategies Frances Watkins Harper used, such as tone, emotional appeal and descriptive language
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Gov. Reubin Askew's Stand on Busing And Integration in Florida Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a straw vote placed on a Florida ballet in 1972 that asked if voters were in favor of prohibiting forced busing to further desegregation. They read primary documents, complete a worksheet and participate in class...
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Progress Amidst Prejudice: Portraits of African Americans in Missouri, 1880-1920

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and analyze a database of historical portraits of an African American family of the late 1800's. They trace the migration of one of the African Americans as he/she migrates toward urban areas.
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Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the United States Constitution.  In this American Government lesson, 10th graders read excerpts from President Johnson's speech to Congress and parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Students research other...
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An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research accounts on Rosa Parks and look for differences between the modern form and an older report on Parks. They discuss why information about race and nationality are collected on these and other forms.
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Step by Step

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students measure the rise and run of steps from a place that holds meaning for them. They write a reflection (in the form of a journal entry, poem, or short story) regarding this significant place.
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The Uprising of 1934

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars complete a series of activities such as wriing letters to the president, creating collages, analysing photos and newspapers, and journaling related to the strike of 1934.
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Two Ways of Life

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars visit Internet sites to compare ways of life of Indians on western Texas frontier and U.S. military men at Texas forts, and draw pictures to illustrate clothing, transportation, weapons, and shelter of both Indians and...
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Take Heed, Scurvy Dogs!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars examine the use of ghosts in shipping stories. As a class, they assign roles and they act them out in a play. They make it seem as if they are in danger on their voyage and work together to create a script. They ask...

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