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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA: Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
The texts in Module 2 in the ELA series explore the effects of prejudice and oppression. The 26 lessons in Unit 1 asks students to analyze W.E.B. Du Bois's "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" and Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise...
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Hidden Messages in Spirituals

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Slaves laboring in the cotton fields of the old South singing joyously may have convinced overseers that their workforce was happy and content, but in truth, these spirituals contained secret codes. After viewing a short video about...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine role spirituals have played in African American history and religion, examine Harriet Tubman's use of spirituals in her work, explore power of spirituals in Civil Rights Movement, and work with oral tradition, biography,...
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Sing Out Loud: The Slave Spirituals Historical and Cultural Implications during Reconstruction

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify, summarize and present facts about cultural, educational and political inequalities of Reconstruction, explain hidden codes of slave spirituals and their importance in slaves' communication, and create poetry based on...
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Survival Of Native American Spirituality

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore Native American spirituality. In this cultural diversity lesson, students research the medicine wheel as well as Native American symbols and values. Learners also read "The Story of The Sacred Tree," and "The Sacred...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review factors that contributed to the development of the spiritual, which reflects the influence of African religious and Christian traditions, and slavery. Students collect spirituals/songs of their heritage from family...
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I Heard a Fly Buzz – When I Died – Themes of Spirituality

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading instructional activity, learners respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes of spirituality in "I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –." Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities...
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Down By the Riverside

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the musical genre of spirituals and its influence on our musical history. They perform various songs, and read the student score for, Down By the Riverside.
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Song of Freedom: Go Down, Moses

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
African American spirituals served as more than songs of religious praise during the years of slavery. "Go Down, Moses" is featured on a worksheet that asks readers to respond to a series of short-answer prompts about the spiritual.
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Slave Narratives and Spirituals

For Students 10th - 11th
Slave narratives and spirituals tell the stories of and preserve the history of generations of African Americans. A five-day interdisciplinary unit brings to life the voices and experiences of these people as class members listen to the...
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Gandhi's "Good Life": The Spiritual Dimension

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students investigate awareness and spiritual transformation by researching the life of Gandhi.  In this philosophy lesson, students discuss living in an aware state by practicing yoga, eating vegetarian, and becoming immersed in poetry....
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Code Black

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders gain an awareness and an appreciation of slave spirituals as part of their American Literature/American History heritage.
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Religion & Spirituality - Exploring the California Missions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The California missions were built with the hope of converting the local Native Americans to Catholicism, but exactly how different were their beliefs to begin with? Through analysis of a series of primary source documents, young...
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Spirituals and the Power of Music in Slave Narratives

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the slave culture. For this slave spirituals lesson, 4th graders explore slave narratives and investigate the the importance of music in the slave culture. Students listen to spirituals and discuss how music helped...
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Sitting Bull: Spiritual Leader and Military Leader

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Sitting Bull was not expected to be a great warrior. Yet, he led the Lakota people and other tribes to several pivotal victories against the United States government when federal troops threatened their land. Using primary sources, such...
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Writing Your Own Spiritual

For Students 4th - 8th
In this slavery activity, students brainstorm words that describe slavery and then write their own spiritual about slavery. Students may write as many words as they would like.
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Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering

For Teachers 6th
Music has the power to convey messages, concepts, and feelings. Sixth graders listen to and analyze the cultural and historical context of several spirituals and working songs sung in Africa and also during the slave period in American...
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Harriet Tubman Integrated Unit: Lesson 3

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore African spirituals. For this slavery lesson, students listen to and analyze the spiritual song "Wade in the Water" line by line. Students share their interpretations with their classmates.
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President Report

For Students 4th - 6th
Can you name all of our past United States presidents? Explore some of the lesser known presidents with this beginner-level research project. Learners choose a president (or draw one from a hat) and find out some basic information...
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When Raindrops Get Dry - Mountains, Rain Shadows and Life

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore Native American traditions by completing worksheets. For this Native American spirituality lesson, 9th graders read assigned texts and identify the traditional beliefs of tribal cultures located within the Montana...
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders realize the significance in the Negro spirituals concerning the Underground Railroad. They choose a position, either for helping slaves or ignoring the slaves. They describe, in a paragraph, their position.
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Spiritual Health: Serving the Whole Person

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners investigate a web-course designed to help them develop an understanding of their spiritual lives, find resources for spiritual emergencies and to consider the meaning of death. This course is Christian and Biblical-based.
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Religion and Spirituality in Native Cultures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders gain an appreciation for the central role that religion and spirituality holds in Native cultures. After researching Totems, 5th graders create their own Totems out of construction paper based on their lives and beliefs.
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The Quest

For Teachers 11th - 12th
High schoolers explore Canadian perspectives on culture and spirituality. The works of Robert Harris are utilized, as are many works of literature appropriate to the study. The four-lesson series culminates in the creation of a work of...

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