Renewing Inequality: Family Displacements through Urban Renewal 1950-1966

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What is progress? Who bears its cost? High schoolers consider the questions as they review data on families displaced by urban renewal projects in the 1950s and 1960s. An interactive, curated data project asks historians to consider the racial makeup of those displaced for redevelopment. After using the maps and charts, they consider the moral implications of gentrification in their own communities. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a WebQuest to explore the data
  • Ask learners to create questions for a discussion after reviewing the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Teacher must create activities to guide pupils through the resource
  • Requires individual access to computers to fully use the resource
Pros

  • Data allows for critical thinking and student-led learning
  • Visual representations of numbers allow for easy comprehension of abstract ideas
Cons