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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Cause & Effect Chart: "My Furthest-Back Person" by Alex Haley
Help your class see the connection between events in Alex Haley's story "My Furthest-Back Person" with this awesome graphic organizer. Individuals write a brief description of 10 major plot events in a series of boxes. The first and last...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Dark Voices From Unmarked Graves
Students read The Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa. They view video from Roots by Alex Haley on the capture of Kunta Kinte and reenact household slavery as practiced by the Igbo people. The make a list of major differences...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Phonics Teachers Resource Book
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Prefix, Suffix, and Root Word Worksheets
Words are kind of like a train, with affixes as the added cars. Practice prefixes, suffixes, and root words with these worksheets. Learners add words on to the beginning and end of words, practice with some roots, and use the words in...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Arts: Learning About the Self
Tenth graders explore the self through a study of autobiographies. By writing daily in their journals, they improve their writing skills and write reflection pieces at the end of the year. Through a series of writing assignments, 10th...
10th English Language Arts
Language Arts: Biography and Autobiography
Students examine autobiographies and biographies through a series of reading and writing exercises. By writing journals during this semester-long course, they improve writing skills and discover their own voice. Among other activities,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Black Snowman, An Interdisciplinary Unit
Sixth graders make a two column chart listing ten African Americans in one column and their detailed contribution to our society in the second column. Then, they select one of the famous African Americans to research and then create a...
6th English Language Arts
Genealogy through Technology
Students research their family history. In this genealogy activity, students research their own family. Students use storyboarding to organize their information. After gathering information students create a Powerpoint presentation to...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History