Racism in America; Blacks in the United States

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Learning Objective

Today I am learningabout the way that Blacks are treated in the U.S. and I will learn about recent events where members of the Black community were targeted by acts of racism and discrimination.

I know I understand whenI am able to understand better the experiences of Black people in the United States. When I am able to explain to my peers the oppressive experiences that Black people go through in their daily lives.

Students will be able towork with groups to read and analyze the articles provided for this lesson plan. Students will be able to critically respond to questions revolving around racial discrimination and will be able to present on this issue to a group/class.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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