DUE: NAVY January 17
CARDINAL January 18
An interactive activity to build historical understanding
Purpose: To build historical understanding of the 1930s in the South in preparation for reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
Assignment & Directions: Complete the steps below. Read each step carefully.
1. Access the website, “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” @ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/tools.html
2. When the site loads, make sure you are on “Tools and Activities” and the “Intro” page.
3. Your overall task: Explore the site, gather historical information, and learn about the Jim Crow Era. Then, write 10 historically factual statements that communicate what you learned.
4. Explore at least one of the following interactive activities from “Tools and Activities” to gather your information:
· Voting Then, Voting Now (keep clicking that you want to vote to get info on various restrictions)
· Racial Realities: Click and listen/read the testimonials and scan the connections to current day.
5. For more sources of information, in the upper right hand corner of the “Home” page of the website, click on “Interactive Maps.”
6. Grading: Your 10 historically factual statements will be evaluated on the following criteria:
· Each sentence is correct and complete.
· All writing is clear and legible (typed and printed, if needed).
· Each sentence provides new and important information on life during the Jim Crow Era.
· Each sentence includes details critical to understanding life during the Jim Crow Era.
· Each sentence is historically accurate and factual.
7. HINTS and TIPS:
· If you have no/limited computer access at home, make plans to complete this assignment during your Study Hall/before/after school.
· Do your own thinking and your own writing! Be thoughtful and let your interests dictate which parts of the website you explore to gather information. If you find it interesting, your writing will be more effective.