Social Studies

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Framework Standards

D1.5.6-8; D2.His.6.6-8; D3.1.6-8; D4.3.6-8 D1.5.9-12; D2.His.9-12; D3.1.9-12; D4.3.9-12

Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

This inquiry leads students through an investigation of how history is told and the power of those telling the story.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford (2021) is the featured text for this inquiry. This picture book is a powerful telling of the events surrounding the massacre as well as the resistance and resilience of the Black community of Greenwood, OK.

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