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His Story/Her Story/Your Story
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X
Learners 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 6 Views 43 Downloads
African-American Autobiography for the Middle School Student
Learners 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 3 Views 14 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
Students 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 5 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 5 Views 16 Downloads
The Roots of Slavery
Students conduct research about the Civil War and the slavery movement. They examine primary and secondary resources. The use of the internet and web slides are resources made available for students to make cognitive connections.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Compare and Contrast
Practice the art of compare and contrast with this quick mini-lesson. First, learners compare and contrast fantasy and fable with a Venn diagram. Then, they use the same diagram type to compare Alex Haley and Ernest Hemingway. Consider also showing them a different way they can compare and contrast without using a Venn diagram.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
West African Art
Students 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 8 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 activity 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 6 Views 24 Downloads
Folktale through African Art
Young scholars 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
This is Not a Story to Pass On: Teaching Toni Morrison's Beloved
Tenth graders read "Beloved" by Toni Morrison. In groups, they research the life and works of Morrison and read a speech by Sojouner Truth. Using the novel, they discuss the experiences of slaves and the effect of slavery on their families.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads