Focus: Ku Klux Klan

The thought-provoking primary source documents in this portfolio include Reconstruction-era political cartoons; Klan pamphlets, photographs, broadsides, and business cards; and an application for membership in the Junior Ku Klux Klan. It will stimulate classroom discussion on the causes and consequences of bigotry, racism, and hate. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Timeline * Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key * Recommended Reading List 7 Primary Source Documents: * Early anti-Klan cartoons, 1868-1874 * "Outrages By Ku-Klux Klan," letters written to Congress, 1869 * "The Practice of Klanishness," Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet, 1924 * Application for membership in Junior Ku Klux Klan, 1924 * Second Klan photo-poster, 1920s-1940s * "Principles of the United Klans of America," United Klans of America pamphlet, 1961 * Broadsides and business cards from the third Klan, 1960s-1970s

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6281-0
Author: Christine Brendel Scriabine, Ph.D.
Copyright: 2005
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"