Janet Smith Strickland, Ph.D.,
This technology based lesson, entitled Separate But Equal? The Jim Crow South, includes the use of WebQuests. A WebQuest is an inquiry type lesson where all or most of the resources students need to complete the lesson are found on the Internet. This lesson could be used as an introductory activity as a motivation for the series or it can be used directly after the first film. Students in grades 5-12 would benefit from the lesson.
National Curriculum Standards met by this lesson (NCSS):
Time, Continuity, and Change
Civic Ideas and Practices
State Curriculum Standards met by this lesson:
Social Studies Standards (QCC):
- "Jim Crow" laws in the South
- The New Immigration
- Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896), and
- W.E.B. DuBois opposes views of Booker T. Washington.
Core Social Studies Skills (QCC):
1. Analyzes interpretations of same event from different sources.
2. Acquires and processes information by using thought processes (recall, translation, interpretation, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation).
3. Compares, analyzes and evaluates artifacts in relation to subject content.
4. Locates and interprets data from multiple types of sources, e.g., newspapers, specialized references, periodicals, computer databases and internet sources.
3-4 Class periods
Computers with Internet and PowerPoint Access
Students will be researching and creating a television news broadcast with the topic being the Jim Crow South. The entire lesson can be found on-line (See link at bottom of page).
Assessment: Print out the attached rubric at the end of the page.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
See poetry by Frederick Douglass
Through this lesson, students will read literature from many different genres. The students will also use many core study skills
This lesson was submitted by Janet Smith Strickland, a Social Studies method professor at the State University of West Georgia.