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Tuskegee Airmen's Role in History

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The Tuskegee Airmen played a pivotal role in World War II while battling prejudice and segregation to African Americans.  This lesson will allow students to research and examine various primary source documents to learn what contributions the Tuskegee Airmen made to American society.  Students will listen and read about the Tuskegee Airmen through research and videos while providing evidence to various guided questions.  The students will then create journal entries as to what it might have been like to be a member of this famous group on their first day of training and on their first flight mission. 

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Authors: Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic

Slavery and Abolition

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Students will examine various primary source images and documents to develop research questions and make connections.  They will then research historical figures to learn about contributions and significance they had to the movement.  As they research, students will also learn about what individual slaves did before and after the Civil War and if emancipation changed their lives.  The students will then examine various primary source documents and record their findings on the Analyzing a Written Document worksheet.  They will then paraphrase what the document was about and explain why they believe it is important to history.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Primary Source

Authors: Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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Students will learn the process a case goes through to get to the Supreme Court and why some cases are determined to be landmark cases.  Students will research various landmark cases in history and examine why the case was important and how it relates to the Constitution or one of the Amendments.  The students will then select one of the landmark cases and act it out in class. Students who portray the judges will use their own opinions to determine the case and then the group will discuss if the decision is the same as the original case or if it was different and what significance today's world played in that decision.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Primary Source

Authors: Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic