To the North, A black family leaves Arkansas to find work in Michigan

Students will examine and analyze the economic reasons that caused the migration of many Arkansans to other areas of the Untied States. They will also review the outcome of this migration as these Arkansans searched for better living conditions in the timeframe from the Great Depression through World War II. They will practice organizing information.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:5-8 Middle School

Time period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

E.7.5.1, E.7.5.6, E.7.6.1, E.7.6.5, E.7.7.1, E.7.8.1, GD.8.AH.7-8.5, GD.8.AH.9-12.5, H.6.4.12, H.6.6.31, H.6.6.8, RP.6.AH.7-8.2, RP.6.AH.7-8.4, RP.6.AH.9-12.2, RP.6.AH.9-12.4

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