This is a pre-reading assignment I designed for my students before reading Witness; however, it works well as a stand-alone piece (great as for sub work) or with any other unit that touches on black history, civil rights, or the history of the KKK.
This contains three pages:
The original reading document which briefly traces the history of the KKK
A labeled map of the US
A sheet of directions
Your students will need crayons or colored pencils in order to complete this hands-on activity.
The reading level is on par for 8th grade classes, but this can easily be used in upper level classes as an introduction piece.