Students simply don’t have the background knowledge they need to truly appreciate how horrific these times were. This presentation is a raw and very powerful look at how things really were.
What is included:
*This PowerPoint begins with a brief overview of important events and dates and then presents the students with amazing facts.
*It then goes very in-depth to discuss Jim Crow origins and several laws.
*Next it goes into rather raw, but true details about lynchings.
*The presentation then discusses how black people were portrayed in various forms of the media, and how they still are today (there are even several examples of racism in popular cartoons (did you know the original Elmer Fudd was black?)).
*The presentation continues to teach about Martin Luther King and shows examples of his speeches (I Have a Dream and I’ve Been to the Mountaintop).
*Finally the presentation concludes with human trafficking and the reality that slavery is not over,, and in fact there are more slaves today than any other period in history!
This PowerPoint is everything you need for your students to appreciate this horrible time in our country’s history. They simple don’t understand it, but after going over this, they will appreciate it in a way that will set the table perfectly for any novel or lesson.
This is also a great lesson to teach students exactly why Martin Luther King was so important to history.