Exploring African American Women
Students discuss important African American women in history. They then use the computer and the Internet to go on a treasure hunt to learn more about these women. Next, they draw pictures of how people looked and dressed.
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
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.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Family Origins and American Cultural Pluralism
Students explore, analyze and discuss family origins, special legacies, and racial/cultural groups in literature and art that exposes them to positive examples in African-American history and culture. They encounter examples from dance,...
K - 3rd 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
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
Celebrate Kwanzaa in the United States
Students explore and study the celebration of Kwanzaa in which African-Americans remember their heritage and remind people of the importance of sharing with family and friends. They participate in a chant about the seven continents and...
K English Language Arts