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Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores reasons why this institution began and how it ended. African American achievements are also highlighted. Note: To check fluency, have some pupils read aloud.
Students perform in a play demonstrating and event or significant individual in African American history. They research significant events and individuals in African American history. They write and present visual presentation that accurately portrays significant events in African American history.
Students analyze the reasons African-Americans settled in the area to be known as Nebraska. Using primary source documents, they read about the challenges they faced and compare their growth and distribution of African-Americas in the 19th and 20th century. They discuss the feelings they get from photographs of the time period as well.