By completing this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of the Black Press and the conditions in the United States that shaped opinion and reporting in the Black press related to Americans’ responses to the Holocaust. Students will analyze primary sources and identify concerns Black Americans had in the 1930s and 1940s.
Grade level: Adaptable for grades 7–12
Time required: Approximately 120 minutes (extensions available)
Lesson Plan and Teaching Materials
- Lesson Plan (PDF)
- Guide to Terminology (PDF)
- Article Excerpt (PDF)
- Worksheet: Parts of a Newspaper (PDF)
- Worksheet Answer Key: Parts of a Newspaper (PDF)
- Primary Sources Packet (PDF)
- Worksheet: Primary Source Analysis (PDF)
- Worksheet: Jigsaw (PDF)
For Learning Management Systems
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