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Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers 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,...
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Sharing African Culture

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Young scholars 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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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
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Kwanzaa — A Celebration to Honor African American People and Their Past

For Students K - 3rd Standards
A 10-page packet delivers a plethora of information about Kwanzaa—a week-long holiday that celebrates African American people and their heritage. Each page consists of informational text and an opportunity to respond to through pictures...
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The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Elementary students explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several...
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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Famous African Americans

For Teachers 5th
Famous African Americans are the focus of this U.S. history lesson. Pupils identify several famous African Americans who left a lasting legacy. Famous people such as Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, and Martin Luther King,...
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The Art and Culture of the Afro-American

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they...
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

For Students 8th - 12th
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on...
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Dream in Color - High School

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether focusing on African American poets, Black History Month, or the poetic experience, an amazing toolkit that encourages learners to develop unique poetic voices deserves a place in your curriculum. 
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Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine seven different African-American artists. In groups, they use the internet to identify their contribution and techniques to the art world and examine the time period in which the artwork was produced. To end the...
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify...
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research Sojourner Truth. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the life and cabinet card of Sojourner Truth. They replicate her card with one that shows the mood and activities of their own life.
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How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
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African American Community and Culture

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore areas of concern to the African American community in the 1820's.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders examine how the establishment of the nations first African American newspaper addressed these areas...
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Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem.  For this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century.  Students...
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The African Burial Ground

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze findings at African burial grounds. In this research skills lesson, 4th graders research Internet and print sources regarding African American heritage. Students discuss their findings.
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore information based on primary and secondary source materials.  In this aviation and heritage lesson, students gather essential details about the life of an important woman in the field of aviation.  Students draw or paint...
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African Americans During the Civil War

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders work together to discuss the various experiences of African Americans during the Civil War. Using the internet, they identify the laws and reasons African Americans were allowed to join the Union Army. Using their...
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson plan, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price...
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Understanding and Appreciating Poetry: Afro-Americans and Their Poetry

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to poems written by African-American authors. As a class, they read excerpts of poems from different time periods and discuss how and if anything has changed over time with discrimination and equal rights...
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The Music of the Mardi Gras Indians

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
The traditions, costumes, and the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, African-Americans and those with African American or Native American Heritage are the focus of a unit that introduces class members to a little-known group that plays a...
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African American Community and Culture

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the community of enslaved African Americans.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders evaluate the importance of cultural expression in the black community.  Students study the contributions made by the...
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Kwanzaa: An African-American Heritage Celebration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explain some of the symbols of Kwanzaa. They demonstrate their understanding of Kwanzaa by making a book about what they have learned.