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Bridges, Roger D.; Daley, Harry – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Presents an excellent lesson plan discussing the repressive racial legislation that remained enforced in Illinois even after the repeal of slavery. Background material also covers the black communities' response to these racist laws. Includes teaching suggestions, handouts, and activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Stereotypes, Civil Liberties, Civil War (United States)
Cavallini, Don; Senechal, Roberta – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Presents a complete lesson plan examining the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois. Background material covers the African American community in Springfield, as well as the incident. Handouts include a map showing the black neighborhoods in Springfield and a questionnaire concerning moral decision making. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Studies, Civil Liberties, Demonstrations (Civil)
Grossman, James; Jones, Jerryelyn Leonard – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Discusses the economic factors and the emerging black leadership involved in African Americans' migration northward in the early 1900s. This lesson plan includes background material, learning activities, and tips for teaching. Handsomely illustrated, any part could be photocopied for a handout. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Leadership, Black Studies
Ollarvia, Janice Bell; Portwood, Shirley J. – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Encapsulates a complete lesson plan suitable for secondary, U.S. history, social studies, or African American history courses. Begins with a concise overview of the development of a residential and business community among the African Americans in post-Civil War Cairo, Illinois. Includes teaching suggestions, learning activities, and handouts.…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Leadership, Black Studies
Capehart, Edna; Mootry, Maria K. – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Considers autobiographical works by African American authors, Gwendolyn Brooks and Ronald Fair. Incorporates these works into an interdisciplinary lesson plan concerning black themes, personal identity, and urban history. Includes teaching suggestions, lesson objectives, discussion questions, and other activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Authors, Black Culture, Black Literature