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112 resources with the keyterm african american history

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Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching learners about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on...
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Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a...
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Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Reliving History through Slave Narratives

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson plan prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars describe issues or problems facing African Americans following Reconstruction. They explain possible solutions to these problems suggested in the sources you find, and cite arguments for and against these solutions.
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Teach21 Lesson: Harlem Renaissance, Lesson 2/11

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using the poem "Harlem" by Walter Dean Myers as their guide, middle schoolers explore the messages and contributions of the Harlem Renaissance. They choose one figure from the period (one mentioned in the poem, or otherwise) and complete...
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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The Jim Crow Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how African-Americans were affected by the Great Depression. In this African-American history lesson, students conduct independent research on the social conditions of the time period using the suggested resources....
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Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow

For Students 8th - 12th
In this African-American history lesson, students draw concept maps that feature what they know about Jim Crow Laws prior to responding to 6 short answer questions about the laws.
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The Harlem Renaissance or "If Renaissance Means Rebirth, Where Is the Baby?"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars examine the significance of the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American history lesson plan, students investigate images and biographies about African Americans who contributed writing and art during the time period....
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The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Segregation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars consider the implications of prejudice. In this segregation lesson, students experience a simulation that has school staff favoring young scholars with blue eyes. Students discuss the simulation experience, watch "The Eye...
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African Americans in California’s Heartland – The Civil Rights Era

For Teachers 11th Standards
Events related to the Civil Rights Movement in Sacramento, California during the 1960s offer class members an opportunity to compare the nonviolent resistance approach favored by Dr. Martin Luther King and the NAACP with those of the...
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson plan, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators,...
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The Fabric of History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
African-American history is an integral part of what America is. Learners examine important events, read informational texts, and create quilts depicting specific eras in African-American history. Each image created for the quilt will be...
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Jackie Robinson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the life of Jackie Robinson. In this famous American instructional activity, 2nd graders get pictures of Jackie Robinson with information about his life. They use this information to create a brief presentation...
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Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Young scholars investigate the history of African Americans by researching art and culture. For this Harlem Renaissance lesson plan, students complete a graphic organizer based on the artistic and musical history of Harlem in the early...
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Quilt to Freedom

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the Underground Railroad. For this African-American history lesson, students listen to the book Clara and the Freedom Quilt and use map skills to identify the various locations in the book. Students create a freedom...
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Meanings of Freedom: Voices of Freedpeople During Reconstruction

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, learners read quotations from freedpeople during Reconstruction and then paraphrase each of the 9 quotes. 
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The First Vote

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis learning exercise, students analyze the political cartoon that features African-Americans waiting to vote. Students respond to 1 short answer question about the cartoon.
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Boston Abolitionists Warn of Slave Catchers

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the advertisement that features a call for African-Americans to beware of slave catchers. Students respond to 6 short answer questions about the advertisement.
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Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...