ERIC Number: ED240215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Coming Together, Coming Apart. Black Settlers in Rural Wisconsin. Teachers' Manual.
Cooper, Zachary L.; Tari, Emilie
This teaching manual, designed to accompany a Wisconsin State television series, focuses on that State's rural black families and their lives in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The manual begins with notes on its organization and use, as well as major objectives for students who study the material presented. Four units follow. Unit 1 explores the origins of Wisconsin blacks and discusses their history before migration to the State. Unit 2 considers why these families chose to settle in Wisconsin, while Unit 3 describes their living and working conditions during the frontier period and subsequent years. Unit 4 focuses on the dissolution of rural communities. Each unit is followed by a summary, guide, questions, activities, vocabulary, and a list of resources. An extensive bibliography (subdivided into sections on communities and settlements, families, migration and immigration, military history, politics, women and research methodology) is also provided. Finally, five crossword puzzles based on the material presented in the manual are appended. (GC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Note: To accompany related materials: "Coming Together" and "Coming Apart" (videotapes) and "Black Settlers in Rural Wisconsin" (student booklet).