Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Website Spotlight: Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.


The best part of this website is the interactive timeline entitled "A Century of Segregation."

The timeline is divided into 5 chronological sections.

To read a pop-up screen about that particular subject, just click on the tab.

I ask the students to concentrate on the following items from each section:

A. 1863-1880

Reconstruction Begins
Ku Klux Klan
Hayes-Tilden election (1876)
End of Reconstruction

B. 1881-1900

Tuskegee Institute
Atlanta Compromise
Plessy versus Ferguson
Spanish-American War
The Blues

C. 1901-1920

Souls of Black Folk
Segregation in the U.S. Government
Birth of a Nation

D. 1921-1938

Harlem Renaissance
Scottsboro Case

E. 1939-1954

March on Washington
Jackie Robinson
President Truman Supports Civil Rights
Brown versus Board of Education


Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:

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