African-American History Teacher Resources
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African-American Autobiography for the Middle School Student
Students are introduced to the characteristics of an autobiography. For each author, they research their life and works and discuss why it reflects different time periods of African-Americans. In groups, they brainstorm characteristics of a character and the setting they are going to use in writing their fictional autobiography.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Learners research three African-American musicians and compose a report based upon their research in this Music Appreciation lesson for the middle level classroom. The lesson could be adapted for various student levels and abilities.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Decisions That Changed Our Lives: A Look At the African American Quest for Freedom and Rights
Students are introduced to the goals of abolitionists throughout history. In groups, they use the internet to discover the purpose of the Underground Railroad and why there were bus boycotts in the 1960s. They compare and contrast the messages of King, Jr.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads
Comparing/Contrasting the Treatment of African American Servicemen During the Civil War and World War II
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the treatment of African-American soldiers during the American Civil War and World War II. In this African-American history lesson, 11th graders analyze and interpret the films "Glory,"and "The Tuskegee Airmen.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
African American College Students
Students take a closer look at African American college students in the early 1900's. In this North Carolina history lesson, students read "African American College Students," and respond to discussion questions about the article.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Famous African Americans ABC Book
Students investigate the concept of a biography by using famous African Americans for a subject. Each student is assigned one biography and conducts research in order to complete an ABC book for the class that is used for display purposes or sharing.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
United States Colored Troops in Missouri: Finding African American History at the Missouri State Archives
Young scholars explore Missouri's African American history. In this Civil War activity, students explore the role of Missouri's enslaved African Americans in the Civil War using primary resources.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
African American Community and Culture
Eighth graders explore the community of enslaved African Americans. In this American History lesson, 8th graders evaluate the importance of cultural expression in the black community. Students study the contributions made by the African Grove Theater.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
Students investigate African American pioneer aviators. In this aviation lesson plan, students read the biographies of William J Powell, Alfred Anderson, and Benjamin Davis. Students create a mock diary of one of the African-American aviators.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
African American History
Students use at least one database to find relevant materials on their topic. For this African American History lesson, student record relevant information in their own words and prepare a 1-2 page biographical sketch on an African-American pioneer in science, inventions, discovery, or the arts.
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads
African American Inventors Study
Middle schoolers learn about African American inventors. In this inventing lesson, students are assigned an African American inventor to research. Middle schoolers work in pairs to complete their research. Students write a compare and contrast paragraph between Vivian Thomas (from lesson one) and the inventor they researched.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 19 Downloads
African American Life in the Pee Dee Before the Civil War
Third graders examine the life of the African American in the Pee Dee region during slavery. In this slavery activity, 3rd graders explore primary and secondary documents related to the topic and create a timeline of when slavery first appeared in South Carolina.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Our African American Heroes
Middle schoolers research a famous African American in order to present a slideshow presentation. They aslo develop a brochure on a famous African American. They include the early childhood, education, career, accomplishments, and awards of a selected African American.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Migration - An African-American Adventure During WWI
Sixth graders explore the push/pull factors that influenced the South to North migration. For this African-American migration lesson, 6th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students write a letter to the government.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads
New Perspectives On Teaching Afro-American History
Pupils examine the Great Migration of African Americans to the North from the South. After reading a primary source document, they respond to the letter given a set of questions. In groups, they research the funding for white and black schools in the South and examine the economic situations of share-croppers.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching campaign spearheaded by African-Americans.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 74 Downloads
The Great Migration
Students explore how migration to Harlem created a new life for African Americans. In this cross curricular instructional activity, students illustrate maps showing the migration, paint murals representing African American life in the South and create a brochure of the important landmarks in Harlem.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 71 Downloads