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Profiles in Courage: To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys Trial

Description: Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird highlights instances of heroism and courage in a small Alabama town riddled with the poverty and racial tensions characteristic of the south in 1935. The novel focuses on the Finch family over the course of two years?lawyer and father Atticus Finch; his ten-year-old son, Jem; and his six-year-old daughter, Jean Louise, aka Scout. Scout serves as the narrator of the book; her narration is based on her memories of the events leading up to, during, and after her father?s defense of a black man, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Through Scout?s inexperienced eyes (she is only eight at the conclusion of the novel), the reader encounters a world where people are judged by their race, inherited ideas of right and wrong dominate, and justice does not always prevail. Through the novel, Lee strives to illustrate the racial climate of the South in the 1930s, a time when Jim Crow was the law of the land, racial segregation was entrenched, and mob rule could chew up and spit out the individual. Standard 11.5.2

Author: EDSITEment

Lesson ID: 1525

Prohibition Then - MADD Today

Description: Why did Prohibiiton fail? The production and consumption of alcoholic beverages involve market exchanges that carry with them external costs borne by third parties.Read short histories of Prohibition and Mothers Against Drunk Driving and evaluate each of these policies on their effect on consumer behavior. Standard 11.5.3 and 12.3.2 economics

Author: Focus on Economics: U.S. History, National Council for Economic Education

Lesson ID: 860

Segregated America

Description: After the Civil War, millions of formerly enslaved African Americans hoped to join the larger society as full and equal citizens. The promise of freedom held the hope of self-determination, educational opportunities, and full rights of citizenship. Between 1865 and 1875, Congress passed a series of civil rights acts, and the nation adopted three constitutional amendments intended to ensure freedom and full citizenship for all black Americans. The 13th Amendment (1865) abolished slavery. The 14th Amendment (1868) extended "equal protection of the laws" to all citizens. The 15th Amendment (1870) guaranteed that the right to vote could not be denied "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." When Reconstruction ended in the 1870s, however, most white politicians abandoned the cause of protecting the rights of African Americans in the name of healing the wounds between the North and the South. In the former Confederacy and neighboring states. Evaluate primary source documents and photos to learn about segregation and its effects. Standards 8.11.3, 8.11.4, 8.11.5, and 11.5.2.

Author: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Lesson ID: 936

The 1920's and Its Excesses: A Web Quest

Description: The 1920's in America was a period of opulence and excess that led to the inevitable consequences of the 1930's and the Great Depression. Our romantic image of the Jazz Age (Roaring Twenties) is heightened by the images of flappers, pin striped suits, Model T's, the Charleston, Prohibition, and Speak Easies. How were such romantic excesses of the Jazz Age reported in the news? As reporters for a Jazz Age newspaper, you and your classmates will be able to assume the identities of 20's correspondents. Your task will be to report the news as it happened. Standards 11.5 all

Author: Susan Miera, Pojoaque High School

Lesson ID: 1013

The Postal Service During the First Red Scare:Government Responsibilities vs. Individual Rights

Description: Balancing the rights of individuals and the responsibility of the government was a challenge faced by the United States Postal Service during World War I, particularly following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Between 1917 and 1921, as a result of the Espionage Act, the postmaster general directed postal workers to keep a close watch on unsealed materials being sent through the mail that were thought to advocate treason, insurrection, or forcible resistance to law. He further encouraged postal workers to seize samples of such materials and to submit them to the Solicitor for the Post Office Department. Some people saw this measure, taken to ensure national security, as a violation of their First Amendment rights. Standard 11.5.2

Author: Adam Jevec and Lee Ann Potter, National Archives and Records Administration

Lesson ID: 1064

Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Description: Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. The records of the National Archives and Records Administration reveal much of this struggle. Standards 8.6.6, 11.5.4, 11.10.7 and 12.4.2

Author: National Archives

Lesson ID: 1276

Women's Suffrage - When, Where and Obstacles to Overcome

Description: Learn about Women's Suffrage in this activity by the Women in World History project. First, examine political cartoons showing women's political activity to win the vote in the U.S. and then see a timeline of the spread of suffrage in other parts of the world. Discuss the issue: Why do women vote less often than men? Standards 8.6.6, 11.5.4 and 11.10.7

Author: Lyn Reese, Women in World History Project

Lesson ID: 1281

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