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- Ryan L., Special Education Teacher
- Cincinnati, OH
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A discussion and analysis lesson plan can make a big impression on your class. They'll discuss and analyze the revolutionary art of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas. They'll consider both the social context of the time and the Panther's mission as they analyze Douglas's work. They then analyze the lyrics to the James Brown song, "Say it Loud: I'm Black and I'm Proud." A wonderful way to bring social injustice and social revolution to the discussion table.
Visual literacy can be experienced in many different ways. Learners discuss the times, graphic art, and cultural significance of activism in art as they explore artist and Black Panther, Emory Douglas. This is a discussion-based lesson complete with background information and discussion questions.
After looking into the life, art, and social contributions of artist Emory Douglas, learners analyze several social art pieces. They use Emory Douglas as an example of social art, then consider 10 other pieces. They write a paper responding to three of the words as they relate to Emory Douglas. Note: Links to specific works are not included.
Students consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history lesson plan, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey. Students research the views of contemporary African American leaders and examine the history of race relations in the United States.
If you want a light exercise to review 12 famous people, events, and movements in American history, with a focus on African-American history, this crossword puzzle may be useful. It requires familiarity with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Panther Party, and more. This could be used as an introduction to the topic by requiring your class to conduct online or library research in order to solve the puzzle.
I love lessons like this because they let kids see the power of art, poetry, and activism in times of social injustice and unrest. They'll analyze the art used by Emory Douglas in the production of the Black Panther newspaper and posters. They'll then analyze three poems written about various civil rights movements or social injustices involving race.
Students investigate the context, issues, important people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. They attempt to answer the essential question, "Would the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. had never been born?" They research primary and secondary sources.
Fifth graders are introduced to different aspects of African-American history through literature, art, and films. As a class, they are read a story about the Underground Railroad, identify the main characters and put the events into chronological order. They read another story and view artwork on their own and answer questions. To end the lesson, they identify the location of plantations on a map.