Blood Done Sign My Name

Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name is the anchor text in a unit study of the history of race relations and the civil rights struggle in the South. The 11 lessons are richly detailed and the unit deserves a space in your curriculum library.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the study by asking individuals or groups to do further research using the topics listed on the last page of the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a class set of Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name
  • The resource comes with the caution that lessons "require a classroom where controversial topics can be safely addressed"
  • Although specifically designed for North Carolina schools, the unit may be used in any classroom


  • Eighty-page packet includes detailed plans, worksheets, images, activities, exercises, and a chapter-by-chapter list of topics for further research
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