African-American History Teacher Resources
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights movement, including criticisms of Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 56 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language Arts, African Americans, Oral Tradition and the Blues
When slavery took Africans from their land, they were separated from the rich musical and oral traditions native to each country and region. While working as slaves, Africans found they had two places where they could use these musical traditions freely:
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 23 Downloads
Students discover the Harlem Renaissance. In this early 20th century lesson, students use various primary sources including handouts, worksheets, maps, music, and poetry to examine aspects of African American culture. Students will engage in a series of activities geared at answering the days 'Big Idea'.
6th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 285 Downloads
Cut and Paste Biographies
Students explore the influence of African-American artists, writers, and musicians on American culture. After researching different figures in these areas, they create collages representing each person's life and legacy.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 22 Downloads
Remembering Jackie Robinson
Students create a list of famous African Americans, then read a news article about Jackie Robinson. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 104 Downloads
Black History Month 2008
A list of prominent African-Americans and their accomplishments makes up this presentation on Black History Month. Leaders in sports, the arts, science, and entertaining will help viewers connect with the voluminous contributions of the African-American community.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Three Visions for African Americans
Young scholars consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history lesson plan, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 60 Downloads
Bill Robinson: Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles was born just after slavery was abolished and became one of the most beloved entertainers of his time. Explore key vocabulary, the life of an African-American entertainer, and the impact of the Harlem Renaissance on American culture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Race and Voting in the Segregated South
Students examine the history of African American voting rights. In this voting rights lesson, students listen to a lecture on African American voting rights between the years 1890 and 1965. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 11 Downloads
Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A worksheet is included to organize findings, and can easily be used for whole-class instruction, small groups, or individual work.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Summarizing Biographical Nonfiction
Learn about famous African Americans in this short activity. First, learners read a nonfiction article, either in class or in the computer lab, then they fill out a graphic organizer involving the 5-Ws, and finally, they summarize what they read.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this instructional activity prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own research on slavery in the nation.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 429 Downloads
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 Jackie Robinson, and create a poster illustrating an African American woman's accomplishments.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 144 Downloads
African American Poetry: Family and Traditions
Learners 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 in the United States and write a poem on their favorite family member.
K - 3rd Language Arts 19 Views 43 Downloads
Black History Stamps
Students explore commemorative stamps. In this commemorative stamp lesson plan, students research African Americans commemorated in postage stamps. Students select an African American individual they feel should be commemorated in stamps and write a persuasive letter presenting their case.
8th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 35 Downloads
First graders explore equality by viewing presentations in class. In this Black History lesson, 1st graders discuss the men and women who fought for African-American freedom in the United States such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Students view PowerPoint presentations about the important figures and create their own illustrations of these men and women.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 43 Downloads