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Malcolm X and Race Relations
Students read sections of Malcolm X's autobiography. In groups, they create a poster which highlights the events in his life and explains his philosophy on race relations. They present their poster to the class and answer any questions posed to them.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X
Students study the life of Malcolm X. In this autobiography lesson, students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, investigate and evaluate the time period of his life, and write an essay based on their reflections pertaining to his identity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 47 Downloads
His Story/Her Story/Your Story
Students read a variety of biographies to gain insight on the experiences of an African-American's life. Individually, they try to determine the time period it was written and compare the event with ones that occured in their own lives. In their journals, they create a list of the contributions and achievements of African-Americans of which they read.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
African-American Autobiography for the Middle School Student
Young scholars 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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
The Family That Endured An Historical View of African-American Families As Seen Through American Literature and Art
Young scholars identify racial stereotypes in advertisements from the past and survey their sources and implications. They compare advertisements from the past with those of today using similar approaches and create an original advertisement and subject it to the same analysis.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Harlem Renaissance: Pivotal Period in the Development of Afro-American Culture
Learners examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. In groups, they compare and contrast the type of art before and after the movement along with the state of society at the time. After reading a book on the topic of their choice, they answer comprehension questions and research a topic using the internet for their final project.
9th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 37 Downloads
I Am . . .
Eighth graders read Eloise Greenfield's novella, 'Sister'. They write their personal responses quickly, foregoing concern about usage, spelling, and punctuation at this point. They write about their day, or may write about any other topic of interest to them.
8th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
West African Art
Middle schoolers engage in a activity that is concerned with the concept of West African Art. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They focus upon the history, geography, economics, and political systems. The information is used to create class presentations or have class discussion.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 27 Downloads
Cinco de Mayo - A Patriotic Mexican Holiday
Third graders study Cinco de Mayo as a patriotic Mexican Holiday. First, they work in pairs to write about and illustrate one thing they do on the Fourth of July. They listen to a reading about Cinco de Mayo before writing about and illustrating things that occur on Cinco de Mayo.
3rd Social Studies & History 9 Views 25 Downloads
The Name You Once Gave Me, by Mike Phillips and The Dying Wish by Courttia Newland
Students read, analyze, critique and study the novels, "The Name You Once Gave Me," by Mike Phillips and "The Dying Wish," by Courttia Newland. They evaluate an extract from each novel and consider how a theme can provide a framework for thinking about a book.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Developing Language Through Listening and Speaking
Sixth graders work on developing language skills by listening and speaking. In this listening and speaking lesson set, 6th graders use Phil Mendez's, The Black Snowman, to work on oral language, concepts of print, fluency, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension and writing.
6th Language Arts 18 Views 28 Downloads
Slavery of Africans in the Americas: Resistance to Enslavement
Students explore the many ways African and African-American slaves resisted their enslavement in the Americas with special emphasis on the slave songs and maroon societies of slaves.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 44 Downloads
Length World Problems in Units - Independent Practice
The ten prompts on this worksheet are intended for independent practice with length unit word problems. Space is provided for pupils to show their work. Beware the typos and complex wording of the problems which may be a challenge for young readers.
1st - 2nd Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Folktale through African Art
Students study folktales and other stories from West Africa. By hearing and reading these stories they explore many new cultural and religious beliefs, such as spirits inhabiting nature and possessing special powers. Once the students become familiar with these, they go to the gallery with some knowledge and background of the culture that created the works of art.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads