Albion Tourgée & the Fight for Civil Rights

Who was Albion Tourgee? To find out about this amazing man, class groups participate in a jigsaw activity in which they become experts on a particular period during Tourgée’s life and then share what they have learned with a second group. At the conclusion of the lesson, to ensure Tourgée’s legacy is not forgotten, individuals design a monument for Tourgee.




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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research other little known leaders of the fight for civil rights
Classroom Considerations
  • Although the focus is on North Carolina history, the resource may be used in any classroom studying the Civil War and civil rights
  • The resource includes a carefully scaffolded, richly detailed plan, worksheets, readings, and activities
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