Black Peoples of the USA History
(2): How have the
experiences of Black Peoples Key Stage 3
in the USA changed from 1619 Black Peoples of the USA
Task What is the Ku Klux Klan?
Outcomes & Objectives
Objectives To understand why the KKK formed initially.
To describe the three separate stages of the KKK.
To understand the term ‘carpetbaggers’.
1. Write as many words or phrases that you know about
2. Answer the questions regarding how and why the KKK
3. Answer the question regarding why the KKK burned Image:
4. Follow the links and write down five of the Klan’s core
beliefs, and five ways the Klan put their beliefs into KluxKlan.jpg
5. Analyse the ‘carpetbagger’ visual source and read the
definition, then answer the questions.
When and why did the Ku Klux
Klan first form?
Follow the link: Factmonster - The First KKK
Read the first paragraph – Why did the Ku
Klux Klan first form in 1866?
Read the second paragraph – Why did the
Klan members dress in white robes?
Why do you think the
KKK burned crosses?
Tip: use adjectives to describe
Now think about the acronym
the KKK used for themselves.
Finally, imagine you were a
Black person living in the
South at the time and saw this
Now, answer the question!!
What were the central beliefs of
the KKK throughout their history?
Factmonster - Second KKK
Factmonster - KKK after WWII
What message is this source intended to send?
Factmonster Definition: Carpetbaggers