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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students 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...
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
Black History Month
K - 12th
Celebrate Black History Month with a collection that offers informative articles, lesson plans, presentations, worksheets, and a variety of activities that highlight famous African Americans. Whether you teach elementary, junior, or high school, there's something for every scholar to obtain a deep understanding of who and why we celebrate during the month of February.
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 6-8
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Designed for a plethora of Common Core standards, your young historians will learn about the story of Ruby Bridges and the civil rights movement through expository and persuasive writing activities, as well as by viewing and analyzing an...
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...