The murder of Emmett Till and the subsequent trial of two white men from Mississippi was a catalyst to the Civil Rights movement. He was not the first African American to be brutally beaten and lynched, and certainly not the last. What made Till's case significant is that images of his mutilated body in Jet magazine. This was the first time that the public saw the horrors of the institutionalized racism in the media.
Through analysis of primary and secondary sources, students will demonstrate their mastery of the content and historical thinking skills by writing an argumentative essay in response to the question: To what extent was this event a pivotal moment in the history of the civil rights movement?
Students will be able to explore the (both intended and unintended) motivations for and consequences of European imperialism. Students will demonstrate mastery of the content and their ability to cite specific textual evidence from their analysis of academic sources done in class and use them to create and support their arguments.
The American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, and the creation of the US Constitution is a chapter in US history that is interesting and vital for students to understand. This game allows students to step into the shoes of our founding fathers and experience the issues and dilemmas that impacted our nation's subsequent history. Students will be challenged to think critically, develop perspective and establish a justified argument in addition to gaining insight to this important political process.
In this detective game, students can become familiar with and discover five important women in US History.
The goal of the game is to collect hints from the other players in order to find out who your character is.