Many students associate segregation only with the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr., but it's important for them to understand the systemic discrimination against African-Americans that began after the Civil War. My Black Codes Gallery Walk is a hands-on way for your students to understand the legislation that oppressed African-Americans during Reconstruction and the first half of the 20th century.
My product includes six Black Codes, written in rigorous yet student-friendly language. Each Code includes a glossary at the bottom of the sheet to help English Language Learners with potentially unfamiliar vocabulary. The Codes can be used as a gallery walk and posted around the room, or you can set the codes up as stations and have students rotate from desk to desk. As students read each code, they will answer questions that will help them analyze the Code, what it said, and how it oppressed African-Americans.
An answer key for the student question sheet is included.