Jim Crow in America Teacher Pass

The past can be ugly.

We've come a long way since Jim Crow, but race is still a dicey issue, and it's up to you to help your students tackle it.

In this guide you will find

  • an activity on Jack Johnson (the boxer, not the singer).
  • a lesson debating the ideologies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois.
  • discussion questions on law, migration, and culture.

All this is enough to make everyone appreciate how far we've come…and see how far we still have to go.

What's Inside Shmoop's History Teaching Guides

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring history to life.

Inside each guide you'll find quizzes, activity ideas, discussion questions, and more—all written by experts and designed to save you time. Here are the deets on what you get with your teaching guide:

  • 3-5 Common Core-aligned activities (including quotation, image, and document analysis) to complete in class with your students, with detailed instructions for you and your students. 
  • Discussion and essay questions for all levels of students.
  • Reading quizzes to be sure students are looking at the material through various lenses.
  • Resources to help make the topic feel more relevant to your 21st-century students.
  • A note from Shmoop's teachers to you, telling you what to expect from teaching the topic and how you can overcome the hurdles.

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