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In this activity students examine documents from the period of the First Great Migration of African Americans to the North. As they look at the documents, they take notes to build a character of a migrant. Then they create a scrapbook that shows their characters' personal journeys and experiences during the Great Migration. This activity can be…

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2010

In this activity students role play a debate among four African-American leaders at the turn of the century, about what strategy the black community should adopt to achieve full equality in the twentieth century. Students research their roles by reading and analyzing primary sources. This activity can work as a follow-up to viewing the film Up…

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2010

African-American migrants to the North chose their destinations primarily based on their state of origin: those from Georgia and the Carolinas headed to cities along the eastern seaboard like New York and Philadelphia; migrants from Alabama and Mississippi headed for the Midwestern cities like Chicago; and those from Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee…

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Item Type: Map
Date: 2008

These words and phrases from the Up South documentary may be unfamiliar to students.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2011

This worksheet is designed to help students organize information from the documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2011

In this activity, students watch the ASHP documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War with documents and exercises designed to support and reinforce the documentary's key concepts of Jim Crow, lynching, sharecropping, migration, and life in northern cities. At the end of the activity, students complete a short…

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2011

This is a writing prompt for the Active Viewing: Up South activity.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2011