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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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C-SPAN Classroom: Middle School Civics

For Parents 6th - 8th
Introduce middle schoolers to the roles and powers of the three branches of the United States government, with the 21 resources in the C-SPAN Civics collection. Sorted into the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial...
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The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons examine the Reconstruction Era that followed the United States Civil War. The series of detailed lessons provide background information on the era, teaching strategies, videos, and primary source materials.
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Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Excerpts from Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s documentary series provide young historians with insight into the struggles the country faced in the years after the Civil war. Viewers learn about the...
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The Ku Klux Klan In Indiana: 1920-1930

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana from 1920-1930. They read an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, conduct an interview with a parent or grandparent, write a family history, and role-play a...
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Ku Klux Klan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss, write, and identify symbols of the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's in Indiana. In this Ku Klux Klan lesson plan, students also take a field trip to view the Thomas Hart Benton Murals at Indiana University.
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USA: the KKK and Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view film footage of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. in the early 1920s and examine how the actions of the KKK have been viewed by different strands of the civil rights movement. They watch the film and answer discussion...
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Stella By Starlight: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Who were the Ku Klux Klan, and what role did they play in the United States during the Great Depression? Using the Stella by Starlight novel study, scholars research the organization and answer questions relating to Sharon M. Draper's...
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Classroom Discussion Starter: Freedom of Expression

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Ku Klux Klan wants to hold a rally on the Antietem battlefield. Should the federal park permit the rally? Or does the First Amendment have limitations? Scholars ponder these questions and more using a discussion starter video and...
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Violence and Backlash

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Revolution and counterrevolution. Protest and counter-protest. Collaborators and bystanders. The focus of the fifth resource in the Reconstruction Era and Fragility of Democracy series is on the political violence that followed Radical...
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Understanding White Supremacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Study the controversial topic of organized systems of repression, such as white supremacists and the KKK. This instructional activity provides discussion questions, primary source documents, and definitions all aimed at building an...
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Reasons the Modern Civil Rights Movement was Needed

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the work of the Ku Klux Klan and the significance of Jim Crow Laws. In this American Civil Rights lesson, 11th graders examine propaganda materials from the Klan as well as Jim Crow Laws prior to writing about...
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A Closer Look at the Klan

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn vocabulary, answer discussion questions, complete writing assignments, and identify symbols connected to the Ku Klux Klan. In this Ku Klux Klan lesson plan, 4th graders also go on a field trip to the Thomas Hart...
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Social Activism in the United States

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  In this US History instructional activity, 7th graders read a newspaper article that reported a significant event during this era.  Students write a...
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The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a...
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Did African American Lives Improve After Slavery?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The Civil War made slavery illegal, but all ex-slaves were not totally free. Scholars visit eight different classroom stations to uncover life during the Reconstruction Era in America. Groups discover items such as Black Codes, 13th,...
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Breaking News English: Ku Klux Klan Arrest for 1964 Murders

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, learners read "Ku Klux Klan Arrest for 1964 Murders," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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The Roaring 20's

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...
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The Fears of Black Americans during and after Reconstruction

For Students 6th - 8th
In this segregation study guide learning exercise, students discover details regarding the fears of Black Americans following Reconstruction. Students read 3 sections of information and examine photographs.
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Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders interpret written information.  Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions.  Students develop and defend a position. 
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"Scottsboro Boys": A Trial Which Defined an Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource. Whether your focus is racism, the Great Depression, the "Scottsboro Boys" trial, or part of a reading of To Kill A Mockingbird, the information contained in the seven-page packet will save hours of research...
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Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How did the Klu Klux Klan manage to gain so many members during the 1920s? Class members examine Klan documents and promotional materials to gain an understanding of the propaganda techniques used to attract members.
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Understanding White Supremacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the roles of segregation and white supremacy. They view various videos and compare/contrast the values of segregation with our country's founding documents.
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Special St. Augustine Issue

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The articles and images in the June 1964 edition of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter detail the events in St. Augustine that were instrumental in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The stirring images and...

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