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A Letter Home

Your final activity in this unit will be to assume the role of an African American migrant from the South in the early decades of the 20th century. Why did you move? Pull together what you have learned in the unit and write a 2-3 paged letter home to your family explaining what motivated you to move and what you found up North. Include references to any of the materials in the Reading and Images assignments as well as any other materials you find in your own research. You are welcome to include snapshots or sketches to support what you are saying in the letter.

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  • Your letter includes evidence that you are familiar with a variety of reasons that migrants had for making the move North.

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  • You are able to place the events you write about in the context of other events occurring in American history at the same time.

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  • You are able to relate the experiences involved on a personal level.

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  • Any images you include are clearly related to what you describe in the letter.

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  • You have carefully proof read your letter for logical organization, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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  • Your letter is in your own words.

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  • Sources used beyond those in the Great Migration unit are listed in a bibliography attached to your letter.

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Last modified in March, 2017 by Rick Thomas