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What Was Jim Crow?

This activity introduces students to the term Jim Crow and the concept of legally mandated racial segregation.

Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration

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 [...]

The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play

In this activity students research roles as either Irish immigrants or African-American residents in the midst of the New York City Draft Riots that took place in July 1863. Students gather evidence from primary sources to develop their characters, [...]

How is History Recorded? The Lewis and Clark Journals and Lakota Winter Counts

In this activity, students read two primary documents from the early 1800s: a journal entry from the Lewis and Clark expedition and a Lakota Indian "winter count" calendar. Using an analysis worksheet, students identify key ideas and details from [...]

Debate: How Should African Americans Achieve Equality?

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 [...]

Create a Walking Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown

In this activity students learn about the people and places, and the social rules that governed them, in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1800s. Students develop a character based on the real people who lived in Chinatown, and then create a walking [...]

Map Showing the Relative Sizes of Ireland and New York State

This map shows the relative sizes of Ireland (superimposed in red outline) and New York state (blue outline). New York is far larger in area, with 54,475 square miles as opposed to Ireland's 32,599 square miles.

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