Analyze a primary source to understand how Barack Obama handled the issue of race when it arose during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1 class period
This lesson includes six excerpts from a speech Senator Barack Obama delivered in Philadelphia during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. After reading each excerpt from this primary source, students must use their critical thinking skills to explain what they think Obama meant, or provide an opinion on the topic that was discussed.
When class members are finished with excerpt 1, you can talk over their responses. Then, continue in the same way with excerpts 2-6.
Teacher Instructions included.