The Destruction of Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Riot
Students examine the Tulsa riot of 1921. Using the Internet, they discover the reasons behind the riot and how it affected the area of "Black Wall Street". They read first hand accounts of the incident and discuss how it changed the community.
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The Crash, the Dust, and the New Deal
Students explore the Great Depression. In this American history lesson, students examine primary sources in order to research the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Dust Bowl, and the Neal Deal. Students study the impact on these events on...
7th Social Studies & History
The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play
This is a fun, thought-provoking lesson. Learners use census data from 1855, primary source documents, their historical knowledge, and information regarding the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 to construct and engage in a role-play....
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
An Academic, Economic, Cultural, and Political Lesson Plan
Students reflect on how many board games they've played have African Americans, their culture or history incorporated within. They identify four street games and three card games that appeal to African Americans. They play the...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Black, White and Digitized All Over
Students examine the pros and cons of getting news from print newspapers and from their online counterparts, compare and contrast a printed newspaper with its online version, and then compose letters to editors of print and online...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
How African Slaves Arrived In America
Learners explore US history by completing an ancestry activity. For this slavery lesson, students research Internet sites and identify the slave trade routes used several hundred years ago. Learners create a timeline based on African...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts