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African American Migration
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The students will analyze five primary resource images. A Jamboard activity focuses on the African American Great Migration and its push /pull factors (an attached slide show may be used as an alternative). The Jamboard activity allows for student participation, so it can be used as an observation teacher formative assessment.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021
Civil Rights Sorting Cards
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Students will match the name, phrases and picture. The cards focus on the specific VDOE SOL essential knowledge, adapts to the required SOL 1 Primary resource learning components, and activates the multiple learning styles. The Task Cards allow multiple SOL strand concept review. The teacher can use them in a small group, tiered groupings, and independent study.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/06/2021
An Escape from Jim Crow
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This activity explores the push and pull of moving from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 4 siblings during the 1920s by examining primary and secondary sources and using a decision-making model. This activity includes topics such as the impact of segregation and discrimination against African Americans, and the impact of Black migration from the south to the north.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Economics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Freedom Rides
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The students will analyze the 6 primary resource image frames. The Jamboard activity focuses on the Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Riders. In 1961, this group of volunteer participants rode interstate buses throughout the segregated southern United States. Their goal was to challenge the United States Supreme Court ruling “Separate but Equal” which was used to mandate separate black and white waiting rooms at the interstate bus stations. The last frame connects the fight for Civil Rights to the massive Black Lives Matter movement in Richmond, Virginia. 

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021
Ida B. Wells and Malala Yousafzai
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Students will read two secondary sources. The first is on Ida B. Wells and the second on Malala Yousafzai. Once they’ve read and analyzed these documents, they will create in collaborative groups a definition of “changemaker.” They will use that definition to identify and celebrate a changemaker in their world or in their community

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Taylor M. Snow
Date Added:
04/23/2021
Juneteenth
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Students will read General Order #3, the order that notified enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were to be emancipated. They will then analyze a primary source broadside from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture related to the earliest celebrations of Juneteenth. They will then be asked to write a letter to a member of their division’s central office regarding the celebration of Juneteenth.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Taylor M. Snow
Date Added:
04/23/2021
The Lasting Legacy of HBCUs in the US
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The students will learn the reason for the creation of HBCUs in the United States. The students will analyze primary resource image frames through the two Google Jamboards: KWL and drag and drop the Virginia HBCUs and Fraternities and Sororities. 

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/06/2021
Legacy of Lynching in America
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The students will analyze the rise of violent lynchings against African Americans after the Civil War which lead to the addition of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. This activity contains a Jamboard (Jamboard Lessons can be printed in a PDF format) with a KWL chart and primary resource lynching analyzing slides and a day two travel itinerary extension activity using the Negro Green Book (free PDF links versions) as a travel reference guide. The objective of the lesson is to have the students understand the perils faced by US citizens of color during the Jim. Crow Era and how prevalent the dangers were in some areas of the United States at that time. This will be an observation teacher formative assessment, along with  the Jamboard format which will  allow for student participation. 

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021
"Strange Fruit" and the Music of Protest
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This three-day lesson is intended to guide students through the difficult history topic of lynching through the Billie Holliday song “Strange Fruit.”

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Taylor M. Snow
Date Added:
04/23/2021
What is an HBCU?
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Students will explore primary and secondary sources to investigate the origin, purposes, and vitality of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Economics
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Taylor M. Snow
Date Added:
04/23/2021
World Wars Venn
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The student or small groups will compare and contrast the major events of World War I and II, as a review activity. The student(s) will sort the responses to show the similarities and differences between the 2 World Wars and their outcomes. This Learning Experience can be implemented individually, in a small group, or “draw a random student in class” type of learning experience.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Lillian Allen-Brown
Date Added:
05/05/2021