Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation

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How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow instructions on the first slide of the presentation in order to acquire an editable version of the PowerPoint

  • Best-teaching practices and engaging activities incorporated throughout the lesson
  • Excellent listing of questions to offer as instructor progresses through PowerPoint presentation
  • Several informational worksheets and all necessary activity handouts/guidelines included

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