Ida B. Wells Life Study
Teach your students about an ordinary figure who did extraordinary things to make America a better place.
Ida B. Wells was an advocate for woman's suffrage, an activist for anti-lynching and an investigative journalist. This unit study covers all three aspects of her efforts in an in-depth study that goes beyond the surface level.
Here’s a summary of what’s included in the unit:
- Five lessons that can be done individually or as a unit
- Extended activities
- A biography of Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
- Poster of Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
You'll find a recording of the biography, reading quizzes and answer keys and much more.
Here are the goals of the unit:
By examining the legacy of Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, students will
- Identify Wells-Barnett as a key figure in judicial, political and social justice history
- Understand how writing can be used to create social justice and change
- Recognize the unfairness and injustice related to Black Americans on a systemic level
- Recognize how power and privilege influenced Wells-Barnett and those in her lifetime
- Analyze the harmful impact of lynching, an unjust practice
- Decenter whiteness in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
This resource also lends itself into easy sub plans.