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.
Five class periods
African American History, Civil Rights
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.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
Technology Standard and Benchmarks
United States History Standard and Benchmarks
Historical Understanding Standard and Benchmarks
This lesson was prepared by: Thomas Thurston