Marion Butts Collection:
Historic African American Schools in Dallas
Objectives: Students will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of historic African American schools in Dallas.
Social Studies TEKS:
- TEK 7.21C Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps
- TEK 7.7C Trace the civil rights and equal rights movements of various groups in Texas in the 20th century and identify key leaders in these movements
Approximately 2-4 class periods (depending upon the depth of the projects)
Materials & Resources:
- Printed photos from the Marion Butts collection
- Construction paper and/or copy paper
- Markers or colored pencils
- Glue & scissors
- Students will be assigned to heterogeneous groups of 3-4 students. Each group will be assigned a historical African American school in Dallas.
- Each student should have a role:
- Editor - In charge of the overall layout & look of the yearbook and editing errors in writing
- Writer(s) - Responsible for writing the school history and biography
- "Photographer" - Selects photographs from the collection and writes captions for each photo
- Students will create a yearbook for an assigned school including:
- School history
- Biography of the school's namesake
- Student life
- Clubs & sports
- Why do you think the schools were named for these particular individuals?
- How does this school compare to your school today?
- After looking through all of the yearbooks, students can decide which school they would want to attend and why.