Subject Area(s): US History

Grade Level(s): 7

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

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US History


This lesson will take about 3-5 forty-five minute classes, including time for discussion and project completion. Teacher can adjust time as needed.

Lesson Summary

Students will mainly use primary sources from the Library of Congress and work cooperatively to learn about the causes and effects of the Great Migration of African Americans to the North during World War I. They will pose inquiry questions and use the resources provided to answer the questions. Lastly, students will choose from a list of five culminating products. Project assignments are focused on the causes and effects of the Great Migration. They will present their final products to the class using appropriate presentation skills.

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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