Creative Voices of Harlem
Learners explore the Harlem Renaissance. In this American history lesson, students examine a poem by Langston Hughes and identify the characteristics of the Harlem Renaissance. Learners research and report on a famous Harlem artist.
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Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Maskerade, My Self, And No Other
Students examine themselves, discover their strong, positive attributes, and recognize areas in need of improvement (since each individual possesses strengths but all people have some weaknesses). They develop self-acceptance, trust in...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
Willie and Friends: Overcomers in the Land Stories by Faith Ringgold
Students use puppets and plays to examine the role of African Americans throughout history. After being read a story by a puppet, they respond to each one in writing. Individually, they write a story about a place they have wanted to...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Second Grade World of Louis Armstrong
Second graders explore cultural music by researching Louis Armstrong. In this Jazz history instructional activity, 2nd graders research the biography of Louis Armstrong and discuss his style of trumpet playing and singing. Students write...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Literacy & Art: The Story behind the Quilt
Young scholars examine the many ways quilts were used to chronicle the history and experiences of African slaves and African-Americans in America. They analyze a story quilt using the elements of storytelling, then create a class quilt.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Four Immigrant Groups: Their Lives and Music
Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. In groups, they brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if they are still present today. Using maps, they locate the countries of Puerto Rico,...
4th Visual & Performing Arts