This lesson plan aligns with the episode “Anti-Mexican Mob Violence in the Borderlands: A Lynching in Rocksprings, Texas”

  • Content area: History/U.S. 20th Century + Racial Violence
  • Target audience: 11th/12th grade or undergraduate survey
  • Suggested length: One class period


  1. Provide students with an overview of violence in America in the late 19th-early 20th century
  2. Develop skills in close-reading historical photographs.

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Lesson plan created by Olivia Langa