Comparing African, American, and European Folktales
Young scholars listen to John Steptoe's story, "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," and then identify similarities and differences between an African, a Native American, and a European folktale.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary learners 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...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Harriet Tubman Reading Comprehension
Young pupils not only discover major characteristics and events in the life of Harriet Tubman, but also develop essential reading comprehension skills, such as identifying the main idea, differentiating between fact and opinion, and...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Use a West African folktale to practice several different skills in your first grade classroom. Learners read The Clever Monkey Rides Again and focus on rhyming words, reading comprehension, measurement, art, movement, and word order.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Clever Monkey
Your clever kindergartners will enjoy a series of activities based on the West African folktale, The Clever Monkey, adapted by Rob Cleveland. They sequence the story with pictures, copy sentences, illustrate idioms about cats, and taste...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
African American Poetry: Family and Traditions
Learners are introduced to the elements of African-American poetry. As a class, they are read different types of poems to discover there are different styles of poems and practice rhyming words. They share information on their family...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
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...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts