Historic African Americans
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Fourth graders complete a Black History project. They are assigned an African American person of notable importance. They also complete a Bio cube that addresses characteristics of the person they are studying.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
History of African-American Music
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson plan. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Young scholars are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching young scholars about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Shed light on seven African-American women whose beginnings may have been humble, but whose contributions were mighty. Watch a social studies video to gain a brief introduction to Madame C.J. Walker, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman,...
2 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable