Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party

This Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party activity & project also includes:

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 African American figures and reenacting their chosen figure at a dinner party.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider providing a list of sentence frames and questions that partygoers can ask during the dinner party to help the conversation flow more naturally
  • Assign a reflection paper at the end of project for each person to write about the most important conversation or moment from the party in his or her perspective
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide learners with a list of African American figures to choose from or to help them get started on their search
  • Cannot edit document, but you can adapt the project and its guidelines to your own materials
  • Engaging, hands-on learning experience
  • Lists important details about each historical figure that students are required to research 
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