African-American History Teacher Resources
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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 Language Arts 4 Views 37 Downloads
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 Language Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting the Individual Experiences of African Americans in the 19th Century
Students 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 3 Views 4 Downloads
African Americans after the Civil War
Young scholars 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 46 Views 214 Downloads
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 3 Views 19 Downloads
Famous African Americans
Famous African Americans are the focus of this U.S. history lesson. Pupils identify several famous African Americans who left a lasting legacy. Famous people such as Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
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 77 Views 751 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Researching African Americans Who Made a Difference
Celebrate Black History Month with this lesson, 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 Language Arts 14 Views 91 Downloads
African American Soldiers in World War I
Eleventh graders analyze the fight of African Americans. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze the attitudes towards blacks in the military during WWI. Students debate the performance of the 92nd division.
11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 Downloads
African-American Scientists and Inventors
Students research the careers of African-American scientists and inventors. They uses both Internet and print resourses for their research. They design a slideshow presentation on five of these significant individuals.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads
Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month
Young scholars 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 11 Views 63 Downloads
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 8 Views 39 Downloads
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 6 Views 12 Downloads
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 plan, 11th graders the effectiveness and the impact of Supreme Court decisions on the equal treatment of African Americans over time.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Rosa Parks Changed the Rules
Students complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the bus.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 165 Downloads