Students will examine what it meant to be a liberal or conservative in the South in 1940’s and 1950’s.
Class Discussion: Discuss with the students what it means to be a liberal or conservative in today’s political world.
Activity: Provide students the time and resources to research newspapers articles that covered political elections in the 1940’s and 1950’s. What were the political parties represented? What topics were presidential candidates for or against?
Assignment: Write a political opinion piece based on an issue that was up for election in the late 1940’s that could appear in a newspaper from that time period.
Homework: Write the opposing side of the editorial issue that was written as the in-class assignment.
Students will examine the term “Mother Hubbard”, a moniker that people were called who supported de-segregation.
Class Discussion: Discuss what segregation is. Discuss the...
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