The educational aspects of the Rosewood Heritage & VR Project have previously focused on the use of digital and virtual methods for sharing the layout and history of Rosewood as a community. This page provides lesson plans building on these efforts. Each plan uses historical documents and other data to provide a hands-on experience exploring Rosewood’s history. Many of them are also tied to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards from the National Council for the Social Studies. Lesson plans include tips for teachers, a sample pacing guide, glossary of terms, and other items to successfully implement them in high school or college classrooms.
1. Rosewood Property Records Lesson Plan
Our first lesson plan, released in February 2021. This lesson plan uses property deeds, maps, and census records to understand the loss of African American owned properties following the destruction of Rosewood. While many assume that properties were forfeited for unpaid taxes, the vast majority of properties were purchased by local Whites in the months and years following the 1923 massacre.