African-American History Teacher Resources
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Each group is assigned a character to play in a mock debate. They read the provided materials, build an argument, and then debate their points of view as their perspective character. The debate focuses on ensuring equality for African-Americans in the twentieth century. Worksheets, readings, and film link are all included.
After being assigned a famous African American each student use books, the Internet, and Magazines to find out why that person is famous. They create a bio-cube, list resources, then engage in a "Line Dance" where they will move about each other, sharing what they have learned. This lesson seems both fun and informative.
Fourth graders research famous African-Americans. They watch the Famous Black Americans PowerPoint presentation, conduct Internet research on a selected person, and complete a newsletter that includes a biography sketch and research information.
Elementary young scholars 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 vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions based on the poems and book.
Young scholars research famous black Americans for Black History Month. In this art/black history lesson plan, students do internet research to explore the various achievements of black Americans throughout history. Young scholars design a postage stamp, creating symbols to represent the contributions made by the famous black American they researched.
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the lesson, by analyzing different pieces of artwork by various artists to identify the political statement in the art.
Fifth graders are introduced to different aspects of African-American history through literature, art, and films. As a class, they are read a story about the Underground Railroad, identify the main characters and put the events into chronological order. They read another story and view artwork on their own and answer questions. To end the lesson plan, they identify the location of plantations on a map.
In this African-American oral tradition worksheet, students read and learn about the vast and important history of the oral traditions that existed in the African-American culture. Students use this worksheet as a pre-reading text to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students also have several questions to complete at the end of the text.
Second graders study about the culture, heritage, family, church, and politics of the African-American and why we honor their accomplishments. Then they make class presentations. This is a very meaningful lesson plan on an important part of our history.
Third graders, after reading a one-page biographical essay, write in paragraph form how an African American has demonstrated a certain character trait.
Fifth graders examine the roots of African American pride and accomplishments. Individually, they are assigned an African country for them to research. In groups, they discover the life and works of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and Joseph Sengbe. To end the lesson, they view art from the country they researched and reflect on them in writing.
Pupils 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. To end the lesson plan, they share their writings with the class.
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. For this African-American history lesson, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson George as they read about their lives. Students complete the provided worksheets.
Learners explore Civil Rights by analyzing U.S. history. In this African American workforce activity, students discuss the history of African Americans in Baltimore and the need for steady work that formed. Learners define vocabulary terms from the era and answer study questions about the tools that were used in maritime trades.
Students research three African-American musicians and compose a report based upon their research in this Music Appreciation instructional activity for the middle level classroom. The instructional activity could be adapted for various student levels and abilities.
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. and Malcolm X to end the instructional activity.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this African American history lesson, students examine the African American experience in Oregon.
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."
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.
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.