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59 resources with the keyterm black history

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Through studying primary source materials from American Memory and other online resources, students of all backgrounds study the relationships between blacks and whites.
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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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Introduce Vocabulary: Rap a Tap Tap (Dillon)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore the dancing prodigy and Depression-era African-American icon Bill Robinson as scholars learn new vocabulary words in context. As you read Leo Dillon's Rap a Tap Tap they listen for six new words: clatter, greet, passion, pause,...
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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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Rosa Parks Changed the Rules

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the...
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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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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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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students develop computer research skills while searching facts about Harriet Tubman. Students learn about ways in which Harriet Tubman's childhood influenced her future. Students learn to use primary documents to learn about the...
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An Experiment in Unfair Treatment/Prejudice

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A rigged spelling bee gives class members a chance to experience some of the feelings associated with unfair treatment. Team one is given easy words while team two is given difficult words. As teams realize the unfairness the instructor...
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Black History Lesson Plan: Gwendolyn Brooks

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Learn more about the work of Gwendolyn Brooks with a language arts lesson. Young learners read an informational passage about the acclaimed poet before attempting a shape poem of their own.
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Black History Stations

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students rotate between 6 activity stations and discover important facts about famous African Americans. Students find their heart rate, dribble, throw baseballs, jump hurdles and complete a long jump activity while becoming familiar...
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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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Inside The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the Harlem Renaissance to discover where, when, and why it took place and who was associated with the experience. They decide what are the most informative facts, interesting people, and events in this lesson.
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Realizing The Dream - Civil Rights Movement: Lesson 11

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore equality by participating in a vocabulary activity. In this Civil Rights lesson, 6th graders read the story Rosa and discuss the importance of the Civil Rights movement to Black history. Students complete a...
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Be the Editor!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students search for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors in a work sheet about famous black Americans.
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The Happy Game: Famous African Americans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Ten questions about famous African-Americans are presented in this interactive presentation. If a question is answered correctly, "Happy," the smiley face, is happy; if it is answered incorrectly, he is sad and sick. "Happy" will keep...
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Black History: Famous People, Movements, Events (Crossword Puzzle)

For Students 8th - 11th
If you want a light exercise to review 12 famous people, events, and movements in American history, with a focus on African-American history, this crossword puzzle may be useful. It requires familiarity with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther...
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Jints and Hannah

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the relationship between slave owners and slaves. After viewing a photograph with her owner, students discuss the action of the photo and what it may or may not signify about their relationship. They read various...
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Black Kentuckians and the Civil War

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students demonstrate how the American Civil War affected black Kentuckians socially and politically. They identify and discuss the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which forced the end of slavery in Kentucky months after the...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Martin Luther King worksheet, students analyze 10 words that pertain to Martin Luther King. Students match the words with their meanings.
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Coming Home:From the Life of Langston Hughes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to the non-fiction book: COMING HOME: FROM THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES. They identify examples of metaphors and similies within the book and understand how this figure of speech is used in writing. They then create...
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Rosa Parks

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover who Rosa Parks was and the significance of her role in Black History. Students place events in Rosa Park's life in chronological order.
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Realizing the Dream: The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the civil rights movement. In this language arts instructional activity, students play a game of Black History Jeopardy. Students create a Civil Rights Shutter Book.
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass

For Students 4th - 6th
In this history worksheet, learners read a one page biography about Frederick Douglass. Students then answer 15 short essay questions about the text.