The History of Jazz - An African American Heritage Month Lesson
Students learn the historical development of jazz music. This multidisciplinary unit incorporates a variety of cultures that have impacted the arts.
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The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary students explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
African American Community and Culture
Fourth graders explore the rise of jazz music. In this Duke Ellington lesson, 4th graders watch video segments regarding Ellington's life and showcasing a performance of Ellington and his band. Students discuss the rhythm of jazz as well...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Native Americans in Arkansas: The Quapaw
The Quapaw Indians of Arkansas are the focus of this American history lesson. Learners discover many aspects of the Quapaw culture, such as their dwellings, social organization, food, and how the tribe was eventually driven out of...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Honor African American Leaders
Students research people of African descent, identify the person's achievements and contributions made to society. Afterward, they draw a sketch of the person researched, and write a summary of their findings. Students include important...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
History of African-American Music
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this instructional activity. 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...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Students research Sojourner Truth. For 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
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history instructional activity, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and...
2nd - 5th 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
Traveling Southern Style: A Lesson on the Jim Crow Laws
Third graders create a poster of a travel route. In this discrimination lesson plan, 3rd graders read The Gold Cadillac and use it to discuss the problems African Americans faced while traveling south in the 1950's. Students compare...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts