In this lesson plan for middle school, students will learn more about the Ku Klux Klan. This lesson plan is designed to take approximately one hour, but may take more or less depending on your students. The key accomplishments for students based on this lesson are:
- To compare and contrast the view of the Ku Klux Klan
- To explain why so many people were willing to join such an organization as the KKK
-To examine the racial tensions that occurred after the Civil War
Extension plans are also offered as alternatives for classrooms with more time per lesson or as extension opportunities for advanced students.
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