FC: Post Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era – Part B
4 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions.
Grade: 8th Grade
Standards: 8.1 - 8.7, 8.9h, 8.9i, 8.9j, 8.9k, 8.12i
File Type: pdf
Slide Deck Included: Yes
The Jim Crow Era was characterized by a series of state and local laws introduced in the Southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that enforced racial segregation. These laws remained in force until the 1960s. Formal (de jure) and informal (de facto) segregation policies were present in other areas of the United States as well, even if several states outside the South had banned discrimination in public accommodations and voting. In this topic, students will analyze primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of how both de jure and de facto segregation during this time period affected society.
5 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions.
Lessons are developed using all the sources and readings that are in the social studies course frameworks provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.
What does it include:
- Detailed lesson plans aligned to the standards and frameworks.
- Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
- Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test.
- Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
- Slide deck
- 8.9 Analyze the social, political, and economic changes that developed in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
- 8.9h Explain the origins and development of Louisiana public colleges and universities, including land grant institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and regional universities.
- 8.9i Analyze the events leading to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and the consequences of the decision, including changes to the Louisiana Constitution.
- 8.9j Explain the emergence of the Jim Crow system and how it affected Black Americans.
- 8.9k Explain the goals and strategies used by the African American civil rights leaders of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and analyze differing viewpoints of key figures and groups, including W.E.B. DuBois and the Niagara Movement, Booker T. Washington, NAACP, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells.
- 8.12 Analyze the political, social, cultural and economic effects of events and developments during the early twentieth century.
- 8.12i Analyze causes and effects of changes to the Louisiana Constitution over time, with emphasis on revisions from 1879 to 1974.
How did Jim Crow Laws create and govern a racially segregated society?
- Where does the term “Jim Crow” come from, and how did the Jim Crow System emerge following the end of Reconstruction?
- How did the Supreme Court interpret the Fourteenth Amendment in its decision in Plessy v. Ferguson and how did the ruling affect African Americans?
- How did the Louisiana Constitution change after Reconstruction ended?
- How were African American’s political and social rights violated during the Jim Crow Era?
- How did Civil Rights Leaders of the early 1900’s respond to the systemic discrimination of the Jim Crow Era?
- What were the consequences of Jim Crow? How were they different for black and white people?