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Black History Month lesson plans provide a way to meet academic standards, and have students learn about a variety of subjects.
Is there a relationship between mathematics and history? In this video, Jean-Baptiste Michel explains how our technological advancements will afford many opportunities for mathematics to play an integral role in revealing key trends in our history. This could be a great start to an interdisciplinary project, or prompt a simple discussion on how mathematics can possibly help us to answer questions about where mankind has been and the decisions it will make in the years to come. 
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson plan. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn. The results of the activity are graphed in order to demonstrate how certain colors were easier to find than others. Learners then explore three different types of camouflage - disruptive colorationconcealing coloration, and disguise - by creating collages using wrapping paper, construction paper, and materials collected from nature. This hands-on lesson plan would fit perfectly in an elementary science unit on ecosystems and animal adaptions.
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to accommodate grades 3-12.
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus.  Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels. 
Young scholars explore integration of Major League Baseball, identify important individual baseball players who played key roles in integration, and analyze historical information through charts, graphs, and statistics.
Fourth graders research a person who made a difference in New York's history, they write short biographies, and then they become the person during The Living History Museum. They can choose a person from any timie period.
Fourth graders complete a brief research biography about a famous Black historical figure in honor of Black History Month. The completed biographies were then assembled into a complete class set in alphabetical order.
Eighth graders examine immigration patterns. In this family history lesson, 8th graders investigate their own family histories and then compare and contrast immigration patterns of their class to national immigration patterns between 1880 and 1920.
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics and explore the history behind an important piece of national heritage with your class. If you are pressed for time, you can combine activities from days one and two for a great lesson plan.
Students access the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library via the Internet and click on "counties". They choose 20 counties, click on "population history", and compute the percentage of change in population from 1900 to 2000 and depict this information on a bar graph using Excel.
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of Susan Jeffers’ Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, listed as a book to avoid by the Oyate website. The plan details how to direct readers’ attention to the messages sent by illustrations and how to check the facts of a story. As a contrast, class members are introduced to Joseph Bruchac’s Between Earth and Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places and create their own compass rose.
In this video viewers worksheet, 3rd graders solve 2 word problems dealing with watching videos, read and analyze 4 clues in order to fill in a chart correctly involving 5 people and the types of videos they watch.
What was Culpeper’s Rebellion? When did it occur? Who was involved? Why did these people rebel? Individuals examine primary and secondary source documents to answer these and other questions about the history of the Carolinas. Consider assigning the documents to groups because some readers may need assistance with the antiquated syntax and diction of the documents. Part of a series of lessons on North Carolina’s colonial history.
Using primary and secondary resources, learners gather information about the Tuscarora War of 1711-1715 and create a chart detailing who was involved, what happened, as well as when, where, and why the war occurred. Consider supplementing the resource list with materials that detail the settlers’ treatment of the Tuscarora.
Using individual computers, class members read a story and listen to oral histories of Madison County. They then conduct a scavenger hunt to locate items on the list. Although designed for Madison County, North Carolina, the approaches detailed here could be used for any area to model for learners how locate the geography reflected in oral histories.
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.
Students explore transportation and communication.  For this multi-cultural history lesson, students brainstorm, then compare and contrast methods of land, air, and water transportation today and long ago.  Students work in groups to record information on a graphic organizer.  A similar procedure is followed with the theme of "communication."  Culminating homework projects are suggested.
Identify the different types of graphs and when they are used. Learners will research a specific health issue facing teens today. They then develop a survey, collect and analyze data and present their findings in class.  This is a instructional activity on mathematical techniques, but a collaboration with another subject area teacher would be useful to the students.
Students discover the importance of the United States in the Olympic Games. For this Olympic history lesson, students research an American Olympian and write a short biography about them. Finally, they will research the history of the Olympics and discover how well the United States has done.

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