The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow


Lesson Plan 1: "What a Character!" Report Form

As your classmates report on their iconic characters, record their information in the spaces below.


UNCLE SAM

When was this character created? __________________________

Was this character based on a real person, literary character, or "invented"?

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What descriptive words could be used to describe this character?


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What does this character symbolize, signify, or represent?


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Is this character still used today? Where might you see this character?


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Do you think this is a positive character? If so, do you think it could be used negatively? By whom and for what purpose?


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ROSIE THE RIVETER

When was this character created? __________________________

Was this character based on a real person, literary character, or "invented"?

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What descriptive words could be used to describe this character?


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What does this character symbolize, signify, or represent?


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Is this character still used today? Where might you see this character?


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Do you think this is a positive character? If so, do you think it could be used negatively? By whom and for what purpose?


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SMOKEY BEAR

When was this character created? __________________________

Was this character based on a real person, literary character, or "invented"?

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What descriptive words could be used to describe this character?


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What does this character symbolize, signify, or represent?


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Is this character still used today? Where might you see this character?


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Do you think this is a positive character? If so, do you think it could be used negatively? By whom and for what purpose?


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RONALD MCDONALD

When was this character created? __________________________

Was this character based on a real person, literary character, or "invented"?

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What descriptive words could be used to describe this character?


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What does this character symbolize, signify, or represent?


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Is this character still used today? Where might you see this character?


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Do you think this is a positive character? If so, do you think it could be used negatively? By whom and for what purpose?


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UNCLE TOM

When was this character created? __________________________

Was this character based on a real person, literary character, or "invented"?

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What descriptive words could be used to describe this character?


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What does this character symbolize, signify, or represent?


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Is this character still used today? Where might you see this character?


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Do you think this is a positive character? If so, do you think it could be used negatively? By whom and for what purpose?


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