Activity 1A (Reading)
The Segregated South: From Slavery to Jim Crow
|Lesson Overview||The reading introduces students to the conditions that existed in the southeast United States (and indeed often in other parts of the nation as well) during the age of segregation, a period that lasted from the end of Reconstruction after the Civil War until the successes of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.|
|Learning Objectives||The purpose is to familiarize students with the conditions of institutionalized and government-sanctioned racism into which Percy Julian was born and against which he struggled during much of his life, especially during his early years.|
|Materials Required||No special materials are required.|
|Skills Required||No special skills are required.|
|Time Required||1015 minutes.|
|Student Ability Level and Grouping||Individually or in small groups.|
For additional background on Jim Crow Laws, see Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
For information on current (as of 2003) information about schools and segregation, see the report “Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation,” by Gary Orfield, from the Civil Rights Project, Harvard University.
|Student Resources for Further Study||
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow from WNET/PBS
The History of Jim Crow
This activity meets the following National Science Education Standards (Grades 5-8) and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.
National Science Education Standards (Grades 5-8)
Curriculum Standards for Social Studies