Students explore history is not as a listing of dates, wars, and leaders but as the story of real people whose lives were impacted by the events of their time. They complete a pedigree chart and tape record a family member.
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"
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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review African American History: Climbing the Wall
Imagine the challenge of trying to trace your family genealogy if no records were kept of births and deaths. Where would you look for information? What types of documents could provide you with the information you seek? History...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?
Pupils explore the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary documents regarding Franklin's life. Pupils should examine the point of view each of the accounts is written from as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts