Becoming Us: Resistance
The three case studies in the Becoming Us: Resistance unit module look at the individuals and groups who have resisted the antidemocratic forces of inequality and oppression. The Fighting For Freedom resource has young historians research historical figures who played a role in the Stono Rebellion in African Americans' fight to escape slavery. Next, academics use primary sources to research the Native Americans' resistance to the United States government. The resource also delves into the issues facing Native Americans in modern times. The final lesson examines the world of migrant farmworkers to show their struggles to earn livable wages and better working conditions. Pupils learn why the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was created and read about their Campaign for Fair Food.