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Lesson Plans pertaining to U.S. Government
Transatlantic Slave Trade
The Great Debate Lesson Plan: Slavery in the U.S. Constitution
Grade levels: Middle school, grades 6-8
Concentration area: History, U.S. Government
This lesson should be used in conjunction with The Transatlantic Slave Trade, in particular, the segment on "Suppression of the Slave Trade." Students will examine five sections of the U.S. Constitution to see what the Federal Government has said about slavery, past and present. Then, class members will research individuals and interest groups whose participation in the political process led to the slavery compromises during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Later in the school year, they will revisit the issue, looking at different individuals and interest groups who pressured Congress as the 'Civil War Amendments' were drafted and adopted in the final phase of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction.
The Great Migration
Priorities and Power Lesson Plan: Migrants and Voting
Grade levels: Middle school, grades 6-8
Concentration area: History, U.S. Government
The "Quest for Political Power" segment of the narrative, The Great Migration recounts African-American migrants' eager entry into the political process. Priorities and Power is a lesson plan that may be used with this narrative in history or political science/government classes. Students first will be polled on their plans to get a driver's license and drive, as well as their plans to register to vote and actually to vote. Once students have examined their own attitudes about voting, they will investigate the relationship between the increase in African-American voters and the increase in a) civil rights legislation and b) programs designed to help the African-American community.
The Second Great Migration
Unintended Consequences Lesson Plan: Policies that Impact Migration
Grade levels: High school, grades 9-12
Concentration area: History : U.S., , U.S. Government
In the narrative The Second Great Migration, the sections, "Causes of the Migrations—Pushes" and "Reverse Migration" recount the impact of federal government policies that were intended for one purpose but also had unintended consequences on migration. Unintended Consequences is a lesson plan that may be used with this narrative in history or political science/government classes. Students will examine the cause-and-effect relationship between the Agricultural Adjustment Acts of the New Deal or the 1965 Voting Rights Act and African-American migration.
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