Segregation in Postwar America Activity for U.S. History

Segregation in Postwar America Activity

for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing segregation in postwar America on the eve of the Civil Rights era. Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 8 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 16 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will serve as a platform in which to build additional related activities. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

* The impact of Plessy v. Ferguson on American life.

* The impact of Jim Crow laws in American schools.

* The impact of de facto segregationde jure segregation, restricting covenants, & racial zoning.

* How racial segregation was enforced in the workplace, marriage, & politics.

* Jackie Robinson breaks the color line in sports; Truman desegregates the military.

* The role the following civil rights organizations played in the fight for Equal rights: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), National Urban League, NAACP.

* How the courts began to dismantle segregation.

* The impact of Brown vs. the Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas).

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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