A. Learning Objectives-The students will be able to:
1) Define and describe white supremacy and its goals;
2) Describe the early history of the KKK and its goals and methods;
3) Describe the earlier examples of lynching in the South;
4) Describe and explain the reasons for early lynchings in the South;
5) prepare a graphic representation of lynching statistics; and
6) Compare and contrast lynchings in the South and in the West, and other locations.
B. Initiation Strategy:
Students are shown a 15 minute clip of To Kill a Mockingbird, the part of the film where Jem, Scout, and Dill go to the jailhouse, where Atticus is guarding Tom Robinson, and when a lynch mob shows up.
C. Lesson Strategy:
1. In the six groups already assignment from Day One, students research the topics described in the Learning Objectives above. Each student in the group will be responsible for a distinct part of the presentation to be made on Day Three. (1 hour)
D. Closure: Teacher explains the homework.
E. Homework: Each student prepares a one-page paper to present orally on Day 3.