Designed by Kevin Wagner, Teacher and Program Chair, Social Studies, Carlisle Area School District
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
Lesson Essential Question:
How do the views of July 4th compare/contrast between former slaves and Indians in the late 1800’s?
Learning Goals for the Lesson:
Understand that cultural backgrounds and experiences helped to shape the various ways minority groups in America viewed the “white man’s” celebrations.
Students Will Know:
The various minority viewpoints of America’s birthday celebrations (July 4th) in the late 1800’s and how they either inspired or reviled.
Students Will Be Able To:
Compare and contrast key minority viewpoints on July 4th from two different speeches.