Tulsa Race Riots: What Led To Them? A CSI Investigation on the 1921 Tulsa Riots!
This CSI Tulsa lesson is included in BOTH the CSI American History and the 1920s and 1930s Bundles, located below:
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In this highly-engaging CSI investigation, students investigate the underlying causes of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Students take on the role of detectives as they seek to uncover the history behind the infamous Tulsa Race Riots. This investigation engages students about the Greenwood District, "Black Wall Street," Segregation, Lynchings, the role of the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa Oil Boom, and much more!
To conclude, students submit a briefing report to to the Department of Homeland Security that explains three overarching questions: What were the root causes of the Tulsa Race Riots? Was this an act of terrorism against the African-American community? What advice would you give to modern police to help ease race relations? Very engaging!
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