Read Kansas! Middle School - M-36 Separate and Unequal
This lesson focuses on the effect of "separate but equal" on daily life. Students will examine, interpret, and discuss a series of five images dealing with segregation. Using this information they will write a persuasive letter to their city council. This lesson is designed to take one class period.
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Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:
Standard #4 Societies experience continuity and change over time.
- 4.2: The student will analyze the context of continuity and change and the vehicles of reform, drawing conclusions about past change and potential future change.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RH.6-8.1: The student cites specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- WHST.6-8.1(b): The student writes arguments focused on discipline-specific content. (b) To support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
- WHST.6-8.4: The student will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.