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African-American History

African American Experience in France

Students will read a variety of materials from articles on the topic to a letter home from an African American Soldier about his time in France.
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African Americans in World War I

Students will work together to analyze primary resources about African Americans in the Great War.
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African Americans in World War I

The lesson incorporates an online exhibition from the National World War I Museum with primary and secondary sources regarding the African American experience in World War I.
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African American Women in the Military during WWII

To assist students in developing analytical skills that will enable them to evaluate primary documents and images such as photographs, political cartoons and posters related to African American women during World War II.
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What Would You Do? Desegregating the Military

Students will analyze primary documents, make decisions in the role of Harry S. Truman, and participate in group discussion and debate to understand the complex decision making that went into Truman's decision to desegregate the U.S. military.
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Desegregation and Civil Rights

Students will be placed in groups to analyze primary documents relating to civil rights during the post-WW1 to 1948 time period (both pro and con regarding desegregation). Together, they will create a timeline of the documents given.
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Desegregation of the Armed Forces

The students will analyze six groups of primary sources documents related to the desegregation of the armed forces on July 26, 1948. They will work together to gain a broader understanding of both the immediate and long-term ramifications.
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The Other Side of the 1920s

Students will research in a group setting and prepare a written report or a PowerPoint presentation (complete with notes) about some aspect of the 1920s that does not fit the stereotype this era.
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Gaines v. Canada Mock Trial

In a cooperative learning project, students will participate in a mock trial, arguing the facts and constitutional ramifications of the 1938 Supreme Court case Gaines v. Canada [Univ. of Missouri].
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Black Leaders of the 1920s and 30s

Students will study and write about famous black Americans in the 1920s and 1930s.
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