Students are keenly aware of events like Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and Baltimore.
If you are like me, you want to use these tragedies as a teachable moment and really dig into what impact history has had.
This lengthy unit can be sliced and diced into smaller portions, but we build in free and paid resources to help guide your students inquiry.
Filled to the brim with links and guiding questions for a selection of primary source documents, audio interviews, movies, interactive databases and maps, and editorials, students will be pushed to examine the influences of the American racial landscape today.
I used these to guide discussions in the classroom. There is no answer key to be published, as my kids were trying to find it to cheat the system.
(Please note, this is a long unit. It encompasses eight to nine class days, which I assigned some for homework. Additionally, I also cut out some documents because I had the Pruitt-Igoe Myth movie, and the resources (particularly the Fresh Air interview) were redundant. Slice and dice as you see fit.)
I also spliced in this article, to be edited in later.