Lesson

Discrimination in 20th Century

Lesson Overview

: Explain the practice of discrimination and the passage of discriminatory laws in the United States and their impact on the rights of African Americans, including the Jim Crow laws and the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

1.    What is discrimination and who worked to fight against discrimination?
2.    Was discrimination legal? What laws impacted its legality?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5

Social Studies

Literature:
White Water by Michael Bandy

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

The School Is Not White! by Doreen Rappaport;

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer

Newsela.com articles:
Primary Source: Plessy v. Ferguson
Jim Crow and the Great Migration
 

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Lesson Created By: LaurenBenton, Jarvais Jackson, CEEAAS teacher

Lesson Partners: Center for the Education & Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)