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Third graders investigate famous women. In this famous women lesson plan, 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
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 38 Views 233 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 12 Views 31 Downloads
Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements
Third graders review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 3rd graders play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events where they utilize primary sources available from the Library of Congress.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 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 24 Views 99 Downloads
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
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 22 Views 158 Downloads
After Reconstruction: when is the Struggle Over? 1880-1948
Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In 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 9 Views 40 Downloads
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 instructional activity, 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 48 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students examine the context of a speech delivered by Barack Obama. In this African-American history lesson, students discuss the 15th Amendment and the American Civil Rights Movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 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 plan, 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 9 Views 80 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 4 Views 16 Downloads
Harlem Renaissance: Pivotal Period in the Development of Afro-American Culture
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. In groups, they compare and contrast the type of art before and after the movement along with the state of society at the time. After reading a book on the topic of their choice, they answer comprehension questions and research a topic using the internet for their final project.
9th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 37 Downloads
Examining the African American Role in New Haven History: Pride in the Past? Hope for the Future
Fifth graders examine the role of African-Americans in New Haven, Connecticut. Using two maps, they compare and contrast the differences in the town from the past to today. In groups, they use the internet to research the contributions of various individuals on the town and share their information with the class to end the lesson.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
African American Homesteaders
Students analyze the reasons African-Americans settled in the area to be known as Nebraska. Using primary source documents, they read about the challenges they faced and compare their growth and distribution of African-Americas in the 19th and 20th century.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Students 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
Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film
Students 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