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200 reviewed resources for african heritage

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Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, the Kwanzaa festival recognizes the traditions and cultural heritage of African Americans. Designed for classroom celebrations of Kwanzaa, this collection of lesson plans, activities,...
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Sharing African Culture

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Students investigate African American culture by reading aloud an African folk tale and illustrating the tale. They use their illustrations to create a book or a bulletin board that retells the folk tale.
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children

For Teachers 1st - 6th
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...
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Kwanzaa — A Celebration to Honor African American People and Their Past

For Students K - 3rd Standards
A 10-page packet delivers a plethora of information about Kwanzaa—a week-long holiday that celebrates African American people and their heritage. Each page consists of informational text and an opportunity to respond to through pictures...
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The Holy Land

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the culture, geography, and religion of Ethiopia. Learners complete a viewing guide while watching a film on Ethiopia as the first Christian country in Africa. Additionally, they create group presentations and write paragraphs...
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Famous African Americans

For Teachers 5th
Famous African Americans are the focus of this U.S. history lesson. Pupils identify several famous African Americans who left a lasting legacy. Famous people such as Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, and Martin Luther King,...
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Colonial Slave Resistance

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did colonial slaves in America struggle to defend themselves and maintain their African heritage?
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Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
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Dream in Color - High School

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether focusing on African American poets, Black History Month, or the poetic experience, an amazing toolkit that encourages learners to develop unique poetic voices deserves a place in your curriculum. 
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Drama and African American Folktales: Addressing the Social Development Needs of My Students

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop cultural awareness of their heritage, therefore building their self-esteem. They discover the link between learning and social skills and recognize that learning is an integral part of their lives. The recognize...
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars...
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Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine seven different African-American artists. In groups, they use the internet to identify their contribution and techniques to the art world and examine the time period in which the artwork was produced. To end the...
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify...
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd
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.
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African Animals A-Z

For Students Pre-K - 1st
African animals A-Z are on parade in this activity, which provides teachers with a year's worth of coloring and spelling sheets for little writers. Popular animals, such as dolphins and elephants, have their own coloring pages, as well...
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Adinkra Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss African cultural heritage and how it is rich with tradition in song, dance, storytelling, and art. They demonstrate understanding of symbols representing communication by creating/identifying a set of symbols and...
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How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
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Changing Roles in Africa: Traditional vs. Modern

For Students 6th - 8th
In this African culture worksheet, students read a selection about the role of tradition on modern Africa and then respond to 7 short answer questions. Students also complete a Venn diagram.
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The African Burial Ground

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze findings at African burial grounds. In this research skills lesson, 4th graders research Internet and print sources regarding African American heritage. Students discuss their findings.
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Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars 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. ...
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A Cultural Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore heritage and identity through an examination of art and a related project. The featured art, related to the African diaspora, includes several types of art created by different artists. Pupils consider their own backgrounds and...
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The Art and Culture of the Afro-American

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they...