In order to get my students more familiar with the time period of The Help, I spent the first day building background knowledge on racism in the United States, focusing on what specifically was going on in the South during the 1940s and 1950s. The power point walks the students through some major events and includes an activity of analyzing MLK's Letters from Birmingham Jail (answer key included). An outline of the power point is also included to help with lecture. Additionally, there is a blank character list for the students to complete as well as an answer key for the character list.
1 power point, 4 word documents