The teacher will need to do the following before beginning this lesson:
View the video THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW. Most of the people and events in this lesson plan are covered in Episodes One and Two of the video.
Review the online materials from the Web links bookmarked below.
Assemble a collection of local newspapers representing different constituencies for the Introductory Activity.
Visit your school library or media center and confirm the availability of the books and resources listed on this page under "Suggested Bibliography." Your librarian or media specialist may be able to recommend similar resources.
- THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW, Episodes One and Three.
(The following is our standard recommendations. You may revise this, but please consider using resources that are highly accessible for schools)
- Modem: 56.6 Kbps or faster.
- Browser: Netscape Navigator 4.0 or above or Internet Explorer 4.0 or above. Macintosh computer: System 8.1 or above and at least 32 MB of RAM.
- Personal computer (Pentium II 350 MHz or Celeron 600 MHz) running Windows® 95 or higher and at least 32 MB of RAM.
- Software: Pagemaker or a similar desktop publishing application.
For the Learning Activity, Activity One
- Contents Page, THE CRISIS, IXX (December, 1919), p. 37
- J. W. Work, "It's Great to be a Problem," THE CRISIS, XXI (November, 1920), p. 18.
- Albert Alex Smith, "They Have Ears But They Hear Not," THE CRISIS, XXI (November, 1920), p. 17
- "Men of the Month," (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (November, 1919), p. 341
- "Madonna. Photographed by Battey," (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (December, 1919), Cover
- Advertisements [Howard University, etc.], (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (November, 1919), p. 351
- Advertisement [Real Estate], (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (November, 1919), p. 354
- Advertisements ["Colored Dolls," etc.], (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (November, 1919), p. 358
- Advertisement [Madame C.J. Walker], (Image), THE CRISIS, IXX (November, 1919), p. 359
This collection of documents is from the Web site of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University and focuses on THE CRISIS magazine.
For the Culminating Activity/Assessment
THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW
Produced by the co-editors of ENCARTA AFRICANA, including Professors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah, this Web site's purpose is to promote understanding of black history and culture.
Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, editors. AFRICANA: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES (New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999).
Kenneth Estell, editor. THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALMANAC (Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994).
Jack Salzman, Greg Robinson, editors. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND HISTORY (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1996).
Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, editors. ENCARTA AFRICANA (CD-ROM), (Redmond, Wash.: Microsoft Corp., 1999).