ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies (6 - 11)
Title: W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Jim Crow
Description: Students will use primary sources to compare and contrast the viewpoints of two notable persons (Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. Du Bois) of the early 1900s and identify the influence they had on the civil rights movement, especially the Jim Crow Laws. This lesson was created as a part of the Alabama History Education Initiative, funded by a generous grant from the Malone Family Foundation in 2009. Author Information: Tammy Brown (Cohort 1: 2009-2010) Central Elementary School Madison County School System Huntsville, AL

Subject: English Language Arts (6), or Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8), or Social Studies (6)
Title: For the Love of Ruby
Description: After viewing various videos and images, the students will deepen their understandings of the desegregation movement and its continuing influence on today's society. The students will defend their opinions using an open-mic forum and will creatively demonstrate their understanding through writing poetry.