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ACTIVITY ONE: Living with Jim crow

OVERVIEW

Photo of Andrew Johnson The Life Experiences of Individuals
THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW tells the history of Jim Crow through the lives of individuals who suffered from and sometimes triumphed over their circumstances. In the documentary, individual experiences are used to tell the history of a people. This lesson examines the way in which history can be understood through the stories of individuals -- stories that are specific to each individual and yet recount a larger historical narrative.

Grade Level:
Grades 9-12

Time Allotment:
Five class periods

Subject Matter:
African American History, Civil Rights

 

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:

  • Draw historical conclusions from the stories of individual affected by Jim Crow.
  • Distinguish between the specific and the general in historical accounts.
  • Construct an historical narrative based on specific episodes.and the general in historical accounts.

Standards:
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
http://www.mcrel.org/
Technology Standard and Benchmarks

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Knows how to import, export, and merge data stored in different formats (e.g., text, graphics).

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Uses desktop publishing software to create a variety of publications.

United States History Standard and Benchmarks

MCREL Standard 29, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Understands significant influences on the civil rights movement.

Historical Understanding Standard and Benchmarks

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Analyzes the values held by specific people who influenced history and the role their values played in influencing history.

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Analyzes the effects specific decisions had on history and studies how things might have been different in the absence of those decisions.

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Knows how to perceive past events with historical empathy.

MCREL Standard 1, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Knows how to identify the temporal structure and connections disclosed in historical narratives.

This lesson was prepared by: Thomas Thurston

 

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The JIM CROW
Intergenerational Discussion Guide
presents ideas and facts on the Jim Crow era.
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