Lesson Plans

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Teachers’ Seminar
Hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
July 6-12, 2014
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Instructor: Jonathan Holloway (Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies)
Gilder Lehrman Institute Master Teacher: Michael Galatioto
Gilder Lehrman Center Program Coordinator: David Spatz
Course Overview:
This seminar explores the rise of Jim Crow in the United States and tracks it forward to its modern post-civil rights manifestations. Seminar participants will work with a range of primary sources to interpret the shifting social, economic, political, psychological, and cultural trauma associated with this set of racial practices. Close attention will be paid to the effects of Jim Crow on both sides of the color line.

Lesson Plans:
As part of the program, these lessons plans were developed by the teachers who participated in the summer seminar.

Land and Citizenship during Reconstruction

Black Codes to Jim Crow

Evaluating Reconstruction

Integrationists vs. Segregationists

Assimilationists vs. Accomodationists

The History of Minstrel Shows and Jim Crow

Miscegenation and anti-miscegenation legislation in the United States

Women of Color: the Role of Women in the Fight Against Jim Crow

Black Women during Slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow

Lynching: Viewing its psychological effect on American

Ida B. Wells-Barnett “Mob murder in a Christian nation,” 1909

History of the Harlem Renaissance

WWI Soldiers

Overcoming Racial Discrimination and Legalized Segregation in the U.S. Armed Forces

African American Soldiers in World War II

Jim Crow and McCarthyism: The Story of Paul Robeson

Right to Education

School Integration