A LONG HARD JOURNEY
Debating Issues in African-American History
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Fourteen provocative questions get students to think critically about major issues in African American history.
Who was responsible for bringing slavery to America? Was slavery the real cause of the Civil War? Did Brown v. Board really create equal opportunity for African Americans? Each lesson includes two essays that present opposing viewpoints on the issue, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading. Students can complete the lessons in a variety of ways, such as writing an opinion paper, engaging in a formal debate, staging a courtroom simulation, and more.