African-American History Teacher Resources
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Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month
Learners 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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Face to Face with the Great Depression
Students develop an analytical perspective of how historians record, preserve, and interpret data. In this US history lesson students read and interpret personal accounts of the Great Depression. They discuss how interpretation affects...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts
Examining the African American Family through the Eyes of Women Authors
Students read stories by women authors on the characteristics of the African-American family. Using the internet, they research the history of issues that have affected African-American families from the Civil War to the Civil Rights...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Long Long Road to Harlem
Students complete a unit on the African American culture from its African roots up to the Harlem Renaissance. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, read slave narratives, write an epic poem, and produce a PowerPoint presentation.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Remembering Jackie Robinson
Young scholars create a list of famous African Americans, then read a news article about Jackie Robinson. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman
Fifth graders become familiar with the role of African Americans during WWII. In this WWII lesson, 5th graders watch a newsreel and discuss its use as a primary source. Students answer questions about the newsreel.
5th English Language Arts
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...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
African American Women Trailblazers
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history instructional activity, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mosaic America: Paths To The Present
Seventh graders study the ideologies of life, values, love, peace and struggle of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans as citizens of the United States. Authors and artists are used as tools to open the eyes of the students...
7th Social Studies & History
How African Slaves Arrived In America
Learners explore US history by completing an ancestry activity. In this slavery lesson, students research Internet sites and identify the slave trade routes used several hundred years ago. Learners create a timeline based on African...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts