Do you find yourself pressed for time and lacking technology at your school? Then hopefully this will work for you!
This unit has students read about the Jim Crow Laws, and two interviews from the book "Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird" by Claudia Durst Johnson about growing up white and growing up black in the 1930's. The PDF link is in the lesson.
This project will take about a week on a block schedule. The PDF includes the following:
Page 1: Unit Plan as well as links to the Jim Crow laws and the link to the book "Understanding to Kill a Mockingbird" which has the "Growing Up Black" and "Growing Up White".
Page 2: The student sheet that has questions for them to answer about each topic (in the preview).
Pages 3-5: Blank outline for student to fill out
Page 6: An example of the first Roman numeral so students can see what it will look like if you choose to do a final copy of an outline.
Page 7: How to do a Works Cited with example citations
page 8-9: An example research paper. I do not require them to use quotations in this paper, so they paraphrase the information and put an in-text citation at the end of the paragraph.
Page 10: Rubric with point values left blank.
Then they answer questions about each document and put it into an outline. They next turn the outline into a paper. The paper does not require direct quotes, only that they put an in-text citation at the end of each body paragraph. There is also an example Works Cited Example Sheet and a rubric.
If you have any questions, let me know!
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