African-American History Teacher Resources
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Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script
Students study African American history, Jim Crow laws, and seperate but equal statutes by performing a Reader's Theater script. They perform Marcia Cebulska's, Now Let Me Fly, which may be requested online.
3rd - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Teach21 Lesson: Harlem Renaissance, Lesson 2/11
Using the poem "Harlem" by Walter Dean Myers as their guide, students explore the messages and contributions of the Harlem Renaissance. Students choose one figure from the period (one mentioned in the poem, or otherwise) and complete...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The War in the South, 1778-1781
High schoolers explore the major terms of the Franco-American alliance and their importance to the cause of independence. The most important military engagements in the South are discussed and their significance for the outcome of the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Art and Culture of the Afro-American
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
African Americans in the Civil War
Eleventh graders examine the role of African-Americans in the Civil War. After reading a poem, they analyze and identify the difficulties faced by African Americans. In pairs, they complete a worksheet based on the poem and information.
11th Social Studies & History
Black History Month - Past to Present
Students complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
African American Poetry: Family and Traditions
Students are introduced to the elements of African-American poetry. As a class, they are read different types of poems to discover there are different styles of poems and practice rhyming words. They share information on their family...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Black History Month Biographies
Students research famous African Americans for Black History Month. In this biography lesson, students read about five famous African Americans: Nat King Cole, Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. They...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Design a Postage Stamp for Black History Month
Students research famous black Americans for Black History Month. In this art/black history lesson, students do internet research to explore the various achievements of black Americans throughout history. Students design a postage stamp,...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art
Students examine seven different African-American artists. In groups, they use the internet to identify their contribution and techniques to the art world and examine the time period in which the artwork was produced. To end the lesson...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Iowans: History, contributions & Accomplishments.
Students explore lives of African-Americans in Iowa. Students will examine biographies and discuss perspectives of African-Americans. They will then create posters illustrating elements of those lives finally, putting on a five act play...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
African-Americans in the American West
Students explore the westward movement of African Americans. In this social studies instructional activity, students view PBS specials on the westward movement, discuss them, then work in collaborative groups to research a subtopic of...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Interpreting Selected Works of Art from the 20th Century African-American Experience
Students examine pieces of art by African-American artists in the 20th Century. For each piece, they are shown slides of the artwork and others by the artist to identify the techniques used. In groups, they discuss and research the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts