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English: To Kill a Mockingbird Research: 7: Education of Blacks in the South

7: Task

Education of Blacks in the South after the Civil War and Prior to the 1950s (leading up to Brown v. Board of Education): General History and Overview

Directions: Use this note sheet to record your research findings on the following questions:

  • Explain the laws and policies regarding the education of Blacks during the Civil War. What were they, and how were they any different after the Civil War?

  • For those blacks who were receiving an education, what were their schools like? What obstacles did they face in trying to get an education? Who or what opposed their opportunities to get an education?

  • What effect did blacks’ education or lack of education have on their abilities to compete with whites as equals in the United States? How has that had a longstanding impact on equality between blacks and whites in the United States?


After researching and taking detailed notes independently, you and your classmates with the same topic will collaborate to create a script and video that highlights your research findings. Plan out your video script using this script organizerNote: Only one member of your group will need to make a copy of this. They will share their copy with all group members.

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