African-American History Teacher Resources
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Dominion of War: With Liberty and Justice (not) for All
Pupils investigate the Revolutionary War by viewing PowerPoint presentations. They analyze photographs from a slide show and discuss why African Americans were treated differently during the Revolutionary War. They also complete a worksheet as homework.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Christian Denominations: History in the United States
Eighth graders research the origins of African-American Christian denominations in the United States focusing on important historical leaders in the fight for religious freedom. They complete reports comparing two denominations.
8th English Language Arts
Willie and Friends: Overcomers in the Land Stories by Faith Ringgold
Students use puppets and plays to examine the role of African Americans throughout history. After being read a story by a puppet, they respond to each one in writing. Individually, they write a story about a place they have wanted to visit along with their feelings.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Comparing and Contrasting the Individual Experiences of African Americans in the 19th Century
Learners investigate selected portions of the oral histories collected by interviewers of the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930s. They search the various narratives for comments on particular time periods while working in small groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
African Americans after the Civil War
Students explore the events of Reconstruction after the Civil War. In this US History lesson, students complete several activities and worksheets that reinforce challenges and social upheaval experienced in the South after the Civil War.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Famous African Americans
What makes a person famous? In order to learn more about notable African Americans students will conduct Internet research to collect data on a chosen African American leader. They will use their findings to create a bio-cube where each square shows one aspect of that person's life and accomplishments.
3rd 21st Century Skills
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Researching African Americans Who Made a Difference
Celebrate Black History Month with this instructional activity, in which middle schoolers create an essay about a famous African-American. Writers conduct research online, take notes to write an essay in proper format, and use ideas, text, and graphics to design posters.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
African American Soldiers in World War I
Eleventh graders analyze the fight of African Americans. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders analyze the attitudes towards blacks in the military during WWI. Students debate the performance of the 92nd division.
11th Social Studies & History
Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month
Students explore the life and accomplishments of Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history. They read and discuss his educational pursuits and discover he was the second black man in history to receive a doctor's degree. Students then note major events in Dr.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Inventors & Trailblazers
Students are introduced to a groups of African American inventors. In groups, they research the role of each person in improving different industries. They also examine the barriers African Americans faced from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Colonial New York Slave Codes: Law and Order
Build a historical perspective from four different points of view. Young historians take on the role of a slave-owning white person, non-slave owning white person, slave, or free African-American person and imagine what life would be like based on their reading.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Travel Through Time
Eleventh graders explore and identify the challenges that African Americans have faced as they've struggled for equality throughout American history. In this American History lesson, 11th graders the effectiveness and the impact of Supreme Court decisions on the equal treatment of African Americans over time.
11th Social Studies & History