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1 07/01/081 Our fellow man Make parallels Report historical facts through written, iconographic and oral documents Introduce American writers and study a text Create an atmosphere to talk about an experience Analyze a poem, write and declaim your own poems

2 07/01/082 Historical facts US map for help Historical facts US map for help 1619: First slaves taken to North America 1619: First slaves taken to North America 1619: First slaves taken to North America 1619: First slaves taken to North America 1776: Declaration of Independence 1776: Declaration of Independence 1776: Declaration of Independence 1776: Declaration of Independence 1789: the American Constitution Click here 1789: the American Constitution Click here 1789: the American Constitution Click here 1789: the American Constitution Click here 1830s: creation of the character of Jim Crow 1830s: creation of the character of Jim Crow 1830s: creation of the character of Jim Crow 1830s: creation of the character of Jim Crow : American Civil War or Secession War : American Civil War or Secession War : American Civil War or Secession War : American Civil War or Secession War 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 1863: Emancipation Proclamation 1866: creation of the Ku Klux Klan 1866: creation of the Ku Klux Klan 1866: creation of the Ku Klux Klan 1866: creation of the Ku Klux Klan : Reconstruction (13th, 14th, 15th Amendments) : Reconstruction (13th, 14th, 15th Amendments) : Reconstruction (13th, 14th, 15th Amendments) : Reconstruction (13th, 14th, 15th Amendments) Click here Click here 1898: legalization of Jim Crow Laws ( Click on picture) 1898: legalization of Jim Crow Laws ( Click on picture) 1898: legalization of Jim Crow Laws ( Click on picture) 1898: legalization of Jim Crow Laws ( Click on picture) s: Civil Rights Movement s: Civil Rights Movement s: Civil Rights Movement s: Civil Rights Movement

3 07/01/083 Fighting Jim Crow Laws Matching exercise Fighting Jim Crow Laws Matching exercise Listen to testimonies of the Jim Crow era and complete your file Click here

4 07/01/084 Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves Blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth The scent of magnolia sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck for the rain to gather for the wind to suck for the sun to rot for the tree to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop Composed by Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan) Composed by Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan) videoclip

5 07/01/085 Black leaders Frederick Douglass ( ) Frederick Douglass ( ) Juliann Jane Tillman Juliann Jane Tillman Booker T. Washington ( ) Booker T. Washington ( ) W.E.B. Dubois ( ) W.E.B. Dubois ( ) Rosa Parks ( ) Rosa Parks ( ) Martin Luther King ( ) Martin Luther King ( ) Malcom X ( ) Malcom X ( ) Choose your partner and your leader, make research and present him / her to the class

6 07/01/086 The Civil Rights Movement : Segregation in public schools outlawed : Segregation in public schools outlawed : Segregation in public schools outlawed : Segregation in public schools outlawed 1955: The Montgomery, Al. bus boycott 1955: The Montgomery, Al. bus boycott 1955: The Montgomery, Al. bus boycott 1955: The Montgomery, Al. bus boycott 1963:The March on Washington 1963:The March on Washington 1963:The March on Washington 1963:The March on Washington Listen to MLK's speech Listen to MLK's speech 1964: Civil Rights Act 1964: Civil Rights Act 1964: Civil Rights Act 1964: Civil Rights Act 1960s: Beginning of Affirmative Action 1960s: Beginning of Affirmative Action 1960s: Beginning of Affirmative Action 1960s: Beginning of Affirmative Action

7 07/01/087 Afro-American writers Zora Neale Hurston ( ) Zora Neale Hurston ( ) Zora Neale Hurston ( ) Zora Neale Hurston ( ) Langston Hugues ( ) Langston Hugues ( ) Langston Hugues ( ) Langston Hugues ( ) Click on his picture Click on his picture Click on his picture Click on his picture Richard Wright ( ) Richard Wright ( ) Richard Wright ( ) Richard Wright ( ) James Baldwin ( ) James Baldwin ( ) James Baldwin ( ) James Baldwin ( ) Maya Angelou (1928- ) Maya Angelou (1928- ) Maya Angelou (1928- ) Maya Angelou (1928- ) Toni Morrisson (1931- ) Toni Morrisson (1931- ) Toni Morrisson (1931- ) Toni Morrisson (1931- ) Alice Walker (1944- ) Alice Walker (1944- ) Alice Walker (1944- ) Alice Walker (1944- ) Click on her picture Click on her picture Click on her picture Click on her picture Angela Davis (1944- ) Angela Davis (1944- ) Angela Davis (1944- ) Angela Davis (1944- ) Now listen to poems and get some inspiration to create and declaim your own poem Click here Now listen to poems and get some inspiration to create and declaim your own poem Click here

8 07/01/088 Racism today Testimonies of racism today Testimonies of racism today click on the picture to listen to "You are not an American", an extract from American Chica by Marie Arana "You are not an American","You are not an American", Racism seen from the outside Listen to The Color of Water, an extract from the novel by James McBride The Color of WaterThe Color of Water How to fight racism today Listen to Carl Van Horns point of view and complete the script of his interview Listen to Carl Van Horns point of view and complete the script of his interview interview interview Learn about poetry against racism and poetry contests Learn about poetry against racism and poetry contests


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