Friday, May 25, 2018

Major Events of Black Freedom Movement

Agenda 5/18-25:
  1. Students organized examples of Jim Crow into de facto and de jure forms of discrimination.
  2. Students learned about the murder of Emmett Till and how it was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. They listened to two Bob Dylan songs.
  3. Students began watching a series of video clips, from the documentary Eyes on the Prize, focusing on major events in the Civil Rights Movement. Students focused on several events between 1954 and 1964. They wrote their notes on this map.
  4. After learning about the Little Rock Nine, students listened to this podcast about issues involving school segregation from 2013.
There will be a vocab quiz next Wed/Thurs 5/30-31. Here is the vocab on the Civil Rights/Black Freedom Movement

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Racial Terror and Resistance

Agenda 5/11-16:
  1. Students read and article about lynching titled, The War on Telephone Poles. After reading they wrote a short reflection.
  2. Students learned about lynching and racial terror in the first half of the 20th century [below]
  3. Students discussed the value or non-value of viewing graphic images of lynchings (lynching postcards presentation below). They read this article about videos of police shooting today and discussed responses.
  4. I gave a lecture about the KKK, the film Birth of a Nation, and Black resistance. Here are my notes.
  5. Students viewed artist Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and took notes on factors influencing the Great Migration of blacks from the South to the North. Students categorized factors as either PUSH or PULL. 
Racial Terror in the Early 20th Century:


The Great Migration:


Postcards of Lynchings (photos captions here):

Friday, May 4, 2018

Compaing Washington, DuBois, and Garvey.

Agenda 5/7:
  1. Read about one African American leader: Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, or Marcus Garvey. Take notes using this worksheet. After you have read and take notes, form groups of three: one student who researched Booker T. Washington; one student who researched W.E.B. DuBois; and one student who researched Marcus Garvey. Take turns sharing about the person they researched and take notes using the graphic organizer on the back side of the worksheet. Return your reading by the end of the period.
  2. Watch the film Many Rivers to Cross: Making a Way out of no Way. Take notes using this worksheet.
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross - Episode 4 Making a Way Out of No Way (1897 – 1940) from African American Experience on Vimeo.