Dismantling Racial Caste

It's time to end racism. The final installment of the series encourages scholars to consider what is needed to ended the racial caste system in the U.S. Young historians complete group discussion, written prompt, and a hands-on-activity to understand the hurtles facing African Americans communities, such as negative stereotypes and mass incarceration. The resource encourages academics to examine society and cultural norms. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a local activist to speak to the class about ways they change help change societies' perspectives
  • Have learners create a poster promoting equality and tolerance 
Classroom Considerations
  • Final installment of a 10-part series exploring Jim Crow Laws
Pros
  • Lesson provides conversation starters to guide group discussion 
  • The resource uses primary documents to help enhance learning 
Cons
  • None