Essential Question: What was so great about the Great Depression?
Agenda: Today we look at racism on the University of Illinois campus in the late 1930s. U of I alumni newsletter clipping from the 1937 and 1938 describe how black college students were denied service at campus restaurants and movie theaters. Students will take these four blurbs and create a comic strip or comic book that turns these primary documents into a secondary document that tells the story of this racism.
Homework: "Campus Racism" comic strip or booklet are due next Friday, though tomorrow will be a work day.