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Willie Rudd and Jim Crow

Students will examine and evaluate the feelings and experiences of Americans during the Jim Crow... [more]


Were Segregation Laws Fair?

Understand the freedoms and rights promised to African Americans were slowly taken away after Reconstruction, and it would take years to win them back.

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How far have we come in the “Freedom Struggle”?

The student will gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices made to achieve fundamental rights in our society. They will also analyze how far we’ve come and explore what more needs to be done in the "Freedom... [more]


North and South-Impact of the Abolitionist Movement

Slavery existed in the United States during "Growth and Change." The United States was split about the right of citizens to own slaves. Abolitionists worked to end slavery in the United States.



While the Civil War did not begin as a war to abolish slavery, debates about slavery... [more]


Cultural Impact of Jim Crow Laws and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The student will make connections between cultural norms and their own lives.
  • The student will understand the impact of Jim Crow laws and make inferences about the impact of the laws on both African Americans and whites.
  • The students will understand the impact of Civil Rights... [more]

Freedmen's Bureau

To get an understanding of the African American feelings upon learning that they were freed and the ramifications of that freedom after the Civil... [more]


How Africans Became Slaves (instead of indentured servants) for the Colonists

Students will examine and evaluate the different perspectives that led to Africans becoming slaves (instead of indentured servants) for the... [more]


Integration of Education

Students will explore the history of Civil Rights. How did the struggle for Civil Rights, “the “Second Reconstruction,” transform society and politics in the United States in the 1950s? Specifically, why are American Schools integrated today? How did Virginia respond to the Supreme Court... [more]


Roles of Virginians During Revolutionary War Era

Virginians played various roles during the Revolutionary War... [more]


Slavery in Virginia
Students will use primary sources to analyze the effects plantation life and slavery had on Colonial... [more]

Runaway Slaves, An American Experience

Personal experiences impact one’s perspective and an individual’s perspective may impact one’s actions. Students will interpret ideas and events of Slavey from different perspectives; that of an abolitionist, slave owner, US Marshall and runaway... [more]


Cultural Impact of Jim Crow Laws and Civil Rights Movement



  • The student will make connections between cultural norms and their own lives.

  • The student will understand the impact of Jim Crow laws and make inferences about the impact of these laws on both African Americans and Whites.

  • The student will understand the impact of... [more]

Integration of Education and American Society

Students will explore the history of Civil Rights. How did the struggle for Civil Rights, “the “Second Reconstruction” transform society and politics in the United States in the 1950s? Specifically, why are American Schools integrated today? How did Virginia respond to the Supreme Court... [more]


Civil War

There were differences between northern and southern states.


  • The economy in the northern part of the United States was industrialized, while in the southern part it was agricultural and relied on slave labor.

  • Northern states wanted the new states created out of the western... [more]

Reconstruction

Students will be able to explain how the Civil War and Reconstruction both solved and created problems for our nation.


  • Students will understand how Reconstruction caused a further decline in relations between the North & South.
  • Students will understand that racism has been... [more]

An Oral History of World War II

How did citizens from the United States and other countries respond to the onset, duration and aftermath of World War... [more]


America's Civil Rights Movement

African Americans, working through the Court system and mass protest, reshaped public opinion and secured the passage of civil rights... [more]


A Comparison of Indentured Servants and Slaves

Students will examine and compare the lives of slaves and indentured servants using primary sources and the historical fiction books, Molly Bannaky and Barefoot.



Students will analyze and compare advertisements for runaway slaves. The students will learn that slaves... [more]


The foreign and domestic policies of Lyndon B. Johnson

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:


  • Evaluate the successes and failures of LBJ's domestic and foreign policies

  • Formulate historical questions and defend findings based on inquiry and interpretation

  • Evaluate the authenticity, authority, and... [more]

Civil Rights Movement



  • The Civil Rights Movement resulted in legislation that ensured constitutional rights to all citizens regardless of race.

  • African Americans, working through the court system and mass protest, reshaped public opinion and secured the passage of civil rights... [more]