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Fred Seibel, the Times-Dispatch, and Massive Resistance

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A lesson challenges scholars to analyze editorial cartoons created by Fred Seibel, illustrator for the Times-Dispatch, during the Massive Resistance. A class discussion looking at today's editorial pages and Jim Crow Laws leads the way to guided practice. Independently, participants analyze a cartoon, focusing on the general meaning, and share their opinion. A homework assignment follows a closing discussion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Give pupils to the opportunity to choose which homework assignment they wish to complete 
  • Conduct the final discussion on a classroom blog post, direct class members to answer the question using complete sentences then respond to at least one peer
  • Add the lesson to your instructional plan covering the Civil Rights Movement and/or during Black History Month 
Classroom Considerations
  • February Black History Month
  • Learners should be familiar with Jim Crow Laws
  • Offers a variety of homework options
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail 
  • Provides a list of ways differentiation is already  included in the lesson 
  • Some link no longer works 
Common Core