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In this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Hank Aaron. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template presented could be reproduced for each month of the school year. There is an answer key provided.
Students assess the role of statistics in determining those athletes chosen to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They work in small groups to calculate, chart, and graph various statistics for different Hall of Fame members.
Fourth graders research slaves in Virginia during the Civil War. In this changes for African Americans lesson, 4th graders view images and discuss how their position and power has changed over time.  
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
Students examine the concept and characteristics of a hero. They brainstorm and categorize a list of heroes, develop a chart checklist, discuss real-life heroes, and create a hero hall of fame display.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson plan! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
Fifth graders explore the important figures of the Civil Rights movement by completing a research project. In this African American activist lesson, 5th graders select an individual that helped bring about civil rights during the middle 1900's.  Students research their person using the web and library before acting as a "wax museum" version of their person in class.
Extend appreciation of the contributions of well-known African-Americans throughout history. First, post pictures of five individuals around the room and have groups rotate, writing what they know of that individual on the poster. The second part of the activity involves learners drawing a name of a famous African-American and creating either an acrostic poem, trading card, PowerPoint slide, or thank you card for that person. A great activity to kick-off Black History Month!
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons. 
In this decimal addition activity, students use add the given decimal numbers and use a calculator to check their answers. Students finish by solving two test prep questions.
Students explore courage. In this moral and character development activity, students read biographical information about Jackie Robinson and identify examples of courage exemplified in his life story.
In this activity, students will research world records and then portray the people who broke them in a class interview show.
Students research world records. They portray the people who broke world records. They conduct a mock interview in the classroom.
Students examine the life of Prince Hall who became a member of the Free Masons during the time period of slavery. Depending on the grade level, they are shown pictures or read a reference guide listing the characteristics of each philosophy. To end the lesson, they discuss the meaning of freedom and identify the factors one needs to feel a part of a society.
Young scholars develop the ability to research individuals and summarize the basic information on that person's life. They design a logo and graphic setting for a particular set of cards and create a set of trading cards of Negro League baseball players.
Sixth graders become members of the BSI in this research simulation. They apply for Biographical Scene Investigator membership, investigate an individual, keep an evidence notebook and write an investigator's report.
Seventh graders choose an artifact to create about an Influential African American. They create a vanity plate highlighting something learned during this activity using a provided template.
Young scholars research significant historical sites of Alabama and share their results through a videoconference with students from other states. They listen to the book, "Crazy for California," conduct Internet research, evaluate a survey sent to young scholars in another state, and perform a version of Amazing Alabama by videoconference.
This instructional activity is designed to raise awareness of women's importance and contributions to society and to the preservation of history. Women played, coached watched, and supported the game of baseball. Students research players, coaches, and wives that supported baseball and their impact on the Negro League Baseball League.

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