NOLA Resistance Oral History Project
NOLA Resistance Oral History Project


Grade levels 6–12


Number of class periods: 3


Lesson 1: Stories of Resistance 

Lesson 2: Young Leaders of New Orleans 

Lesson 3: Integrating McDonogh 19 


Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6: Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Louisiana Social Studies Grade-Level Expectations

6.1.1, 7.1.1, 8.1.1, US1.1: Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

6.1.3: Analyze information in primary and secondary sources to address document-based questions.

US.1.5: Analyze historical periods using timelines, political cartoons, maps, graphs, debates, and other historical sources.

US.5.4: Describe the role and importance of the civil rights movement in the expansion of opportunities for African Americans in the United States.