Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday Lesson Plan
This lesson helps students learn about lynching and its relationship to racism in American history and to appreciate the ways in which jazz contributed to the political awareness of the American public.
Jim Crow Laws
The segregation laws written on this wall are a sample of the thousands of laws that existed during the Jim Crow period. This list was compiled by the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Interpretive Staff. This resource is found on the Jim Crow Museum website.
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
The Edgar Allen Poe Museum's website. Includes teacher resources, a collection of Poe's works, a biography, and information on his writing technique.
1965 Alabama Literacy Test
Jim Crow refers to the racial hierarchy that defined American life through a set of laws and practices which operated primarily, but not exclusively, in southern and border states between 1877 and the mid-1960s. The Jim Crow Museum webiste also includes the literacy test for Louisiana and Mississippi.
Train Ride to Tragedy
Pair this real life miscarriage of justice with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Use the real life story of the Scottsboro Boys to help students understand the events that lead to the civil rights movement in Alabama. This could also be used as a research topic.
Language Arts Lingo
On-line language arts terminology hunt
Jim Crow Webquest
This website was created to help students gain background information on the Jim Crow Era in preparation for reading "To Kill a Mockingbird."