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African Americans in World War I - Lesson Two

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the decision to allow African Americans enlist in the military. In teams of three to four, students debate allowing Muslim Americans to enlist in the war. Students not participating in the debate serve as legislatures....
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Harlem Renaissance Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a group research project on the Harlem Renaissance. In this Harlem lesson, students pick from a list of topics all related to the Harlem renaissance. They create a PowerPoint presentation, topic outline, and bibliography. 
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Rock n' Rollin in the '50s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the culture of the United States in the 1950's.  For this history lesson, students research culture in the 1950's, with a focus on fashion, music, television, automobiles, etc., then work in groups to create a...
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Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the context of a speech delivered by Barack Obama. In this African-American history instructional activity, students discuss the 15th Amendment and the American Civil Rights Movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's...
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Virginian Contributors

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the contributions of native Virginians to the United States. For each person, they read excerpts of a book about their contributions and organize the information in a chart. In groups, they become an expert on one of...
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OK in Oklahoma? All-Black Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read to discover the African-American migration to Oklahoma following the Civil War and the eventual settlements of thirty-two all-black towns. To present their findings, students will write position papers and participate in...
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Priorities and Power: Migrants and Voting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the African-American migrants entry into the political process. They summarize their findings in a short essay.
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To Move or Not to Move? Decision Making and Sacrifice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the motivations that prompted people to move westward during the 19th century. They take on the role of an average citizen and weigh the costs and benefits of making such a move and decide if they would have participated...
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The Great Migration: Two American Tales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast experiences of European immigrants and African American migrants in U.S. cities. After examining the topic, they write essays evaluating the differences and similarities of the groups' experiences.
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Unintended Consequences: Policies that Impact Migration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the cause-and-effect relationship between the Agricultural Adjustment Acts of the New Deal or the 1965 Voting Rights Act and African-American migration. They write an essay evaluating the effectiveness of the Voting...
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Change: Just a Matter of Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the Declaration of Independence and primary sources to explain civil rights. Then, students write a Declaration of Change to express the grievances of African Americans, and their desire to participate fully in the...
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Finding Buck Henry

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students read and demonstrate competence in the general skills and strategies of the writing process via the novel "Finding Buck Henry." They recognize complex elements of plot. Students analyze devices used to develop characters in...
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Same Sex Marriage Legislation

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students explore the Vermont legislation that allowed for same sex marriages. The implications for civil rights are investigated to encourage students to state opinions.
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Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how the failure of Reconstruction led to the systematic passage of Jim Crow laws in states across the South and the negative impact these laws had on the growth and development of the US.
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C¿¿sar Ch¿¿vez, Organizes the Farm Workers Association - Act I, Scene I "The House Meeting"

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the development of federal civil and voting rights for minority groups. In groups, they discuss how Cesar Chavez organized the farm workers and the techniques he used when protesting. They define and practice...
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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use events of the time to illustrate the significance of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March.
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JUSTICE

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the role that Alabama played in three major events of American History and how those roles contributed to Alabama being dubbed the "Cradle of the Confederacy" and the "Birthplace of the Modern Civil Rights Movement."
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Episode # 158A

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and determine how they can contribute to community projects.
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Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners examine the life of Jackie Robinson and the ways in which he and they can influence government policy.
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To Tell the Truth: Will the Real Warren G. Harding Please Step Forward!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders play the role of historians, working to become experts on Warren G. Harding's private and public life. They become contestants in a simulation of the popular 1970s television show "To Tell the Truth".
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Apartheid and Segregation

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students view a television program that depicts the history South African Apartheid and the United States' system of segregation. They discuss how laws were used to uphold these institutions and compare and contrast racism and...
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore desegregation as it occurred at various stages in United States history. They specifically chronicle the role of South Carolina in the desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education.
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Women in United States History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and explain the significance of key terms, such as: 19th Amendment, Femisnism, Flappers, Immigration and Jobs in Wisconsin. They identify and analyze viewpoints, events, social classes, and people of various years.
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The Battleground: Separate and Unequal Education

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the history of unequal education in the United States and the impact on African American history. In this unequal history lesson, students discuss the purpose of education and describe an ideal school. Students...

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