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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...
Civil War: Blacks on the Battlefield
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine a war being fought to free slaves, with slaves on the front line. Scholars use primary documents, videos, and research in the second installment of a three-part series to guide their analysis of the first African-Americans on the...
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...
A “Counter Revolution” in North Carolina
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Individuals read a passage about segregation, as a homework assignment, before coming to class the next day to learn about the Greensboro sit-ins—a landmark event during the civil rights movement. Packed with guiding questions, group...
The Importance of Muhammad Ali (Abridged)
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Middle schoolers read an abridged version of Muhammad Ali's biography. Then, they respond to 10 reading comprehension questions, including drawing conclusions, identifying the main idea, and using explicit information to support thinking.
Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
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...
Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young historians practice in-depth, quality analysis of primary source texts in this three-lesson unit, which examines excerpts from the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Caleb Bingham.