The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow A Century of Segregation
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ACTIVITY TWO: The Geography of Jim Crow


photo Using Online U.S. Census Data
The U.S. Constitution requires that a national census be taken every ten years; U.S. census takers have done so since 1790. Historians have found census data to be an extremely important resource for identifying population shifts and trends.

In this online activity, students will locate statistical information related to The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow using census data from the United States Historical Census Data Browser.

Grade Level:
Grades 9-12

Time Allotment:
Two to three class periods

Subject Matter:
African American History, Jim Crow, Population


Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
  • Draw inferences from statistical information.
  • Connect episodes in the history of Jim Crow with larger social trends.

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United States History Standard and Benchmarks

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

MCREL Standard 15, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Understands the extent to which social and political issues were influenced by the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Historical Understanding Standard and Benchmarks

MCREL Standard 2, Level IV (Grade 9-12)
Uses historical maps to understand the relationship between historical events and geography.

This lesson was prepared by: Thomas Thurston

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