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61 resources with the keyterm african american

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Sharing African Culture

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Learners investigate African American culture by reading aloud an African folk tale and illustrating the tale. They use their illustrations to create a book or a bulletin board that retells the folk tale.
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Pizza Biography

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
A biography writing lesson with a tasty twist! Kids create a "visual biography" in which each pizza slice represents a paragraph, and toppings represent supporting details. They learn research techniques, note-taking skills, and how to...
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Researching African Americans Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Celebrate Black History Month with this lesson, in which middle schoolers create an essay about a famous African-American. Writers conduct research online, take notes to write an essay in proper format, and use ideas, text, and graphics...
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The African American Population in US History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
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Black History Rap

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students write a rap or hip-hop lyric about the life of a famous Black American. They explore famous Black Americans in history and explore how the rap form compares to other forms of poetic expression.
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Famous African-American Fabric Paintings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine famous African-Americans. In this African-Americans lesson, students research and give an oral report on a famous African-American.
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Slavery and Empire 1440 - 1770

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students reflect on the events that led up to slavery in the early years of North America.  In this United States History lesson, students read excerpts from the book "Out of Many," then gather in small groups to answer specific...
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Build a Black History Database/Timeline

For Teachers K - 12th
Students research famous people and events in Black History then break the biographies and events down into specific information related to dates in history. They
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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
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Underground Railroad Mini-Unit

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students watch a film about slavery. Students view a PowerPoint about the Underground Railroad and use various resources to make a timeline for the topic. Students research a historical figure from the Underground Railroad era and give a...
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Slave Resistance

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners examine slavery and slave resistance.  In this history instructional activity, students read several excerpts on slavery then work in small groups to reflect and answer questions on the readings. 
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African-American Folktales

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students are introduced to the characteristics of folktales and their purpose. As a class, they listen to a folktale, answer questions about the characters and share which part they enjoyed the best. In groups, they compare and...
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Returning to the South

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students reinforce their knowledge of the Great Migration by reading a narrative to investigate reasons why African-Americans chose to migrate from the South. Students then write editorials for a local newspaper that outlines the reasons...
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Kwanzaa Window Book

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners research Kwanzaa, focusing on the seven principles used in celebration, with an artistic lesson. They design their own window books to demonstrate comprehension of the principles and symbols of Kwanzaa in words and pictures.
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Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Progress

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Black History Month is a time to recognize the achievements of our civil rights heroes while looking toward the future with a vision of equality for all.
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Change is Coming: Segregation in America

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine Jim Crow Laws and segregation in America. In this civil rights lesson plan, students compare and contrast the lives of White and African American citizens post Civil War. They will use a Venn Diagram to mark the impacts...
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365 Days of African American History

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners use a calendar template to create a daily calendar of African American historical events. They put one event on each day of the calendar.
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The Journey for Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the African-American Civil Rights Movement to the Mexican-American struggle. In groups, they examine the historical information surrounding each event. Students participate in a role play modeling civil...
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North and South - Impact of the Abolitionist Movement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine history of slavery in United States, discuss abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass who worked to end slavery, listen to excerpts from Douglass' autobiography, and visit interactive Underground Railroad web site.
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The Story of Latino Civil Rights: Fighting for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the civil rights abuses suffered by African Americans, Japanesse Americans during WWII, and Hispanic Americans. They explain what the common element is among the discrimination against these three groups. Students are...
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City Upon a Hill: Urban Centers and African-American Migrants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine why fugitive slaves migrated to cities and towns rather than rural areas. For this lesson, students consider the social, economic, and political benefits provided by cities and towns in comparison to rural areas.
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Honor African American Leaders

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research people of African descent, identify the person's achievements and contributions made to society. Afterward, they draw a sketch of the person researched, and write a summary of their findings. Students include important...
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The Stranger Redeemed: A Portrait of a Black Poet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read and analyze poems by African-American authors. Using the text, they identify the various patterns, subjects, language and dialects used. Then team up to compare and contrast the various authors and define new vocabulary. The lesson...
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Summarizing Biographical Nonfiction

For Teachers 4th
Learn about famous African Americans in this short lesson. First, learners read a nonfiction article, either in class or in the computer lab, then they fill out a graphic organizer involving the 5-Ws, and finally, they summarize what...