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Groups collaborate to create historical documentaries. In this American Civil Rights lesson plan, groups research primary and secondary sources about the events and people pertinent to the movement in the 1950s and 1960s. They then use Windows Movie Maker to create classroom presentations to share with their classmates. Several online resources are suggested here to explore the Montgomery bus boycott, the lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, etc.
Did you know that the Harlem Renaissance was also known as the New Negro Movement? This presentation is fully of interesting facts and pictures to help your class understand the literary movement and how these changes also affected music and art. Common themes and authors of the time are presented, as well as why the Harlem Renaissance ended.
Students examine the significance of the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American history lesson, students investigate images and biographies about African Americans who contributed writing and art during the time period. Students use KWL charts and notes to determine how the work of artists and writers reflected the changing society.
Fifth graders explore poetry by participating in a literary class game. In this literature vocabulary lesson, 5th graders collaborate in a Jeopardy style game in which they create questions which will be the answers for another group. Students participate an activity where the group answering the most literary term questions is declared the winner.