Influential People 1860-1920 Teacher Resources
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights movement, including criticisms of Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 56 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Score a home run with this packet of information on the very first player of the Negro League to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — cultural groundbreaker and sports legend Satchel Paige. These worksheets include a brief history of Paige's life and career, a description of the Negro League and other major players, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring worksheet.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 54 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching campaign spearheaded by African-Americans.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 74 Downloads
I Can Be Whomever I Wish
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the plan about people who have overcome obstacles, then fill out graphic organizers which are also included in the plan.
4th - 6th Language Arts 44 Views 236 Downloads
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 206 Downloads
Third graders investigate famous women. In this famous women lesson, 3rd graders read books and view photographs of famous women. Students discuss the roles of women and study facts about their lives. Students recieve pictures of women with their information attached.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
The Not-So-Famous Person Report
Students research a not-so-famous person and write a report about that person. They conduct interviews in order to find out information about their chosen person. Students share what they learned about the person with the class.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 31 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those presented in Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
11th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film
Learners explore women's history through films and filmaking. They explore various websites, conduct research on a famous woman, and in small groups write and produce a screenplay based on an autobiographical narrative.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 24 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 161 Downloads
The Art and Culture of the Afro-American
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they use one piece of art and recreate it in their own way.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
The United States 1920-1945
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust Bowl are all depicted.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 8 Downloads
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil Rights Movement, etc.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 28 Views 103 Downloads
Young scholars investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and answer a discussion question.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 120 Downloads
Students discover the Harlem Renaissance. In this early 20th century lesson, students use various primary sources including handouts, worksheets, maps, music, and poetry to examine aspects of African American culture. Students will engage in a series of activities geared at answering the days 'Big Idea'.
6th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 285 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. For this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 41 Downloads
The Insights of American Blacks During the 19th and 20th Centuries in New Haven, Connecticut
Students examine the contributions of African Americans in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. After being introduced to new vocabulary, they review the elements of autobiographies and read excerpts of African American authors.
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining stamps.
6th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 83 Downloads