Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America 1935-1940

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Redlining—or the practice of racial discrimination in housing loans—directly led to today's segregated living patterns in America. Using data from the federal Home Owners' Loan Corporation, classmates visualize the impact of policy on living patterns in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. Once finished, they draw connections between history and today. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a WebQuest to allow learners to independently explore the data
  • Develop a guided discussion to process the information in the archive
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects students have access to their own computers
Pros

  • Data is rich and allows for a variety of classroom explorations
  • Presents information in a color-coded way that is easy to understand
Cons

  • None