African-American History Teacher Resources
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The Great Migration
Young scholars explore how migration to Harlem created a new life for African Americans. For this cross curricular lesson, 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
Inventors & Trailblazers
Young scholars are introduced to a groups of African American inventors. In groups, they research the role of each person in improving different industries. They also examine the barriers African Americans faced from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Black History Month
Fourth graders research one African American's accomplishments and how it impacted American history using desktop software. Students create a mini LIFE magazine or a mini newspaper about this African American life and accomplishments.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Arkansas Black Pioneers: A History of African-American Colonies in Arkansas
Students research regions of early Arkansas as they relate to African American colonies in Arkansas after the Civil War. They discuss the characteristics of the regions, view a Powerpoint presentation, and write reflective journals.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Black History Time Line
Eighth graders read facts about famous African Americans. They create a time line on Timeliner from the information. Students draw facts from folk tales, legends, biographies, historical dramas, poetry, etc. Students access the Internet to locate additional information needed.
8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads
Who's Who In Black History
Fourth graders examine the life and achievements of promident African-Americans. As a class, they participate in acting out various scenes of a play which represents the Civil Rights era. They discuss how the world might be different if their contributions were never made.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Diverse Voices - African American Ventures
Students research African American history and the Underground Railroad. In this African American history instructional activity, students discuss the Drinking Gourd. Students read 'If You Traveled the Underground Railroad' and discuss. Students work in groups to reenact the escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Why do we celebrate Black History? Students conduct Internet research and view a PowerPoint to find out. The focus here is on using the computer for conduction research, creating slides, using two screens, and moving things around the desktop.
1st 21st Century Skills 9 Views 30 Downloads
Diverse Voices-African American Ventures
Students research African-American participation in the Civil War. In this Civil War instructional activity, students read the article "Fighting Rebels with Only One Hand" and write a persuasive paragraph on whether the participation of the African-American soldiers can be considered an act of philanthropy.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard
Students examine sites located in Massachusetts that celebrate the history of African Americans. In groups, they read census reports and oral histories to gather more information about this group of people. They develop a timeline of important events and visit as many sites as possible.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
African American Activist Debate
Students research the views of five African American activists. Using the Internet, they determine how each leader differed in their views on obtaining equality. They share their information with the class and write an essay explaining which activist methods they feel would have been most effective.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Biography Bio-Cubes: Using Resources to Research Famous African-Americans
Third graders explore the various resources available for a research project through a study on famous African-Americans that have made significant contributions to American history. They complete bio-cubes on their famous African-Americans
3rd 21st Century Skills 3 Views 6 Downloads
How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Let's Explore African American History
Students use the internet to complete a scavenger hunt on African-American history. After locating all the information, they answer questions related to various topics related to African-Americans. They share their information with the class and ask any questions they have.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
African American Leader Research Essay
Pupils use the Internet and other sources to research an African American leader. Using a database, they compile their research notes and use a guideline to write an essay and correct citation format. They prepare short presentations as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 and allow them to see the impact and significance of cultures upon the history of the United States.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Progress Amidst Prejudice: Portraits of African Americans in Missouri, 1880-1920
Students explore and analyze a database of historical portraits of an African American family of the late 1800's. They trace the migration of one of the African Americans as he/she migrates toward urban areas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
On the Air
Students explore the issue of race in television since the 1950's, focusing specifically on African-American entertainers. After researching important issues, events, and television personalities of specific decades, students create TV guide issues.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Students investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and answer a discussion question.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 120 Downloads