African-American History Teacher Resources
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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
New Review George Moses Horton: Slavery from a Poet's Perspective
After reading about the life of George Moses Horton, the first slave to publish anti-slavery poetry, learners will recall his major accomplishments, provide a summary of the obstacles he faced, and identify common aspects of the...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Women – Yesterday and Today
Learners use the powers of the Internet to discover some of the secrets to the continent of Africa. In this African studies lesson plan, students gain an understanding of contemporary African culture from a female perspective. Learners...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary students explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Christian Denominations: History in the United States
Eighth graders research the origins of African-American Christian denominations in the United States focusing on important historical leaders in the fight for religious freedom. They complete reports comparing two denominations.
8th English Language Arts
Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance
Learners read "Harlem Stomp!" by Laban Carrick Hill. In this history lesson, students work in small groups to research the Harlem Renaissance, then complete several activities to share their findings, including creating a PowerPoint...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Baseball and Race in the United States
Young scholars examine Jim Crow baseball practices. In this history of baseball lesson plan, students discover the stories of African Americans who fought for to desegregate baseball. Young scholars study and discuss primary resources...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Land is the Basis of All Independence
Students develop debating and analytical thinking skills. They take a position in the Back-to-Africa discussion, based upon any readings and the two opposing essays they read. In groups, they discuss an issue from two different points...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Arkansas' Top Ten Events of the Century....Says Who? Why? Deciding What is Important in History
Middle and high schoolers work in small groups to compare four different lists published in the Arkansas Times newspaper which chose the "top ten" Arkansas news events of the 20th century. Learners look for similarities and differences...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
After the American Revolution: Free African Americans in the North
Middle schoolers investigate the life of African Americans in the North during the American Revolution. They analyze how authors use various techniques to write biographies, read about Sojourner Truth, conduct research, and write an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History