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Let's Make an Immigration Deal cards

These cards are used in the game "Let's Make an Immigration Deal."

Let's Make an Immigration Deal key

This key helps teachers facilitate the game "Let's Make an Immigration Deal"

Item Type: Worksheet
Mission-US

Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice [...]

Description of Sharecropping

This short essay describes the sharecropping system that supported the agricultural economy of the South after slavery.

Item Type: Article/Essay
Map of Migration Routes Followed by African Americans During the Great Migration

Between 1910 and 1930, more than one million African Americans moved out of the South to cities in the North, Midwest, and West. They sought economic opportunity, freedom from racial segregation, and safety from lynching and other kinds of racist [...]

Item Type: Map
Black Chicagoans Describe Their Great Migration Experiences

In the summer of 1919, violence broke out between whites and African Americans in Chicago. The five-day riot left thirty-eight people dead and more than five hundred people injured. The city formed a Commission on Race Relations to study what [...]

Item Type: Book (excerpt)
Black Chicagoans Describe their Migration Experiences worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help students draw historical understanding from the experiences of African Americans who moved north during the Great Migration.

Item Type: Worksheet
Examples of U.S. Laws Requiring Racial Segregation (short version, with text supports)

From the 1880s to the mid 1960s, many states passed laws requiring the segregation [separation] of white and "colored" [African American] people. (African Americans were also referred to as Negroes at that time.) These laws ruled nearly all aspects [...]

Item Type: Laws/Court Cases
For New Life, Blacks in City Head to South

This article explores the return migration of African Americans from New York City to the South, reversing the Great Migration that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Active Viewing: Up South Activity Writing Prompt

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

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