Author:
Sue Metzler
Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
11
Tags:
Great Migration, Migration, Social Studies, great-migration
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

How great was the Great Migration?

Lesson Overview

The goal of this inquiry is for students to gain an informed, critical perspective on the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West from 1915-1970.  By investigating the movement, including the injustice of Jim Crow in the South, and the racism migrants continued to face in the North and West, students will examine how the migration changed the social fabric of the United States.  Through taking a critical look at the documents, students should understand the extent to which this movement was “great,” and determine if the title Great Migration is fitting.