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Slavery by Another Name Lesson Plan
Most students do not have a good understanding of the discrimination and bias laws that were passed against African Americans after Reconstruction ended. The video Slavery by Another Name along with this video worksheet provide students with a strong understanding of the 13th Amendment and the abuse African Americans faced between the late 1860s to the 1940s. This assignment will help students understand how African Americans were treated between the Civil War and World War II. Students will have a much better understanding of why the Civil Rights movement was needed in the 1950s and 1960s.
You need to obtain the PBS film Slavery by Another Name. You can easily buy or rent film. You should be able to view the entire two hour documentary through the PBS website at
This lesson plan can be as short as two class periods or as long as three class periods with student discussions.
You can also download interactive maps, lesson plans, and primary/secondary sources from the following PBS websites
The lesson plans includes the following:
Slavery By Another Name Video Worksheet
Slavery By Another Name Teacher Answer Sheet
I would also recommend buying African American History: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Webquest to expand your unit at:
Special thanks for the clip art from The Artventurous Life.
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