This is a collaborative library program created by our 9th Grade English Teachers (Mrs. Linda McInvale and Mr. Blake Campbell).
Related to our Curriculum:
"Gettysburg Address" (PowerPoint on slavery), To Kill a Mockingbird (Jim Crow Laws & legal injustice of the 1930s), Warriors Don't Cry (integration of Little Rock Central, 1957), and "I Have a Dream."
General Description: 2 days - 8 stations - students were allotted 12 minutes per station. PowerPoint on slavery, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights Movement was displayed on large library projector screen with 1960's music playing in the background. Student groups were divided using cards with 1960s issues. Teachers wore 1960s t-shirts. Students were given a handout of questions to answer at each station.
Station 1: Hallway outside library: timeline from first slaves in 1620 to present day.
Station 3: iPads: changing demographics YouTube videos (white population as a minority by 2043)
Click here for the link to a dropbox folder containing all the documents and materials associated with this unit.
Additional days: Local jazz group came to perform popular music from the 1930s (to coincide with the period of To Kill a Mockingbird). Students also created a Glogster poster on an aspect of the Civil Rights Movement. *9th Grade Civics teachers supported this in their classes.
Click here for a video excerpt of the S'Wonderful (Jazz Group) performance from that day!
Learning result: In addition to supporting our literature, our intent was to make our students aware of the history of racial divisions in our country to reduce our nation's problem with racism in this next generation. Each component was a success!
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