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Black History Month
K - 12th
Celebrate Black History Month with a collection that offers informative articles, lesson plans, presentations, worksheets, and a variety of activities that highlight famous African Americans. Whether you teach elementary, junior, or high school, there's something for every scholar to obtain a deep understanding of who and why we celebrate during the month of February.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Talk It Out
9th - 12th
New ReviewTo demonstrate their understanding of the differences in the philosophies of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X class members read short biographies of the two famous civil rights leaders, analyze statements made by both men, and then...
Did African American Lives Improve After Slavery?
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The Civil War made slavery illegal, but all ex-slaves were not totally free. Scholars visit eight different classroom stations to uncover life during the Reconstruction Era in America. Groups discover items such as Black Codes, 13th,...
What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue: How Did Jazz Influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How did jazz influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man? Class members read some of Ellison's non-fiction writings about blues and jazz, listen to records, watch videos, and engage in student-centered discussions. They then produce podcasts...
Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in the Spotlight
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the most frequently cited novel for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Open Response Question. Those new to using the book and and veterans as well will find the teaching strategies, the...
Pre-K - 12th
Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, the Kwanzaa festival recognizes the traditions and cultural heritage of African Americans. Designed for classroom celebrations of Kwanzaa, this collection of lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and videos is appropriate for all grade levels.
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
Langston Hughes- Mini Biography
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When delving into such writings as "I Too Sing America" or "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, don't forget to provide this important historical background information on the Harlem Renaissance...
Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do schools and government offices close one day every January to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Young learners discover the achievements and lasting significance of this influential figure in American history with...