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Negro expulsion from railway car

[Detail] Negro expulsion from railway car

Lesson Evaluation

1. Select, print, and copy a document from African American Perspectives, 1818-1907 that students have not analyzed. Ask students to write essays in which they:

  • identify a societal problem described by the document;
  • describe how the document expands their thinking about that problem; and
  • explain whether the author of the document would agree with the recommendations of the class African American Congress.

2. If practical, have students identify and analyze a document themselves. This approach allows assessment of students' search skills as well as their understanding of issues studied in this lesson, and their ability to analyze a primary source.

3. Students could create posters illustrating their research on a problem. The posters should answer the study questions, providing evidence from primary sources to support the answers given.