Lesson Plan

African American Activists

Ida B. Wells, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lour Hammer are three African American activists who stood up for change. Though living in different time periods, all three women sought justice and equality. Class members examine primary source documents to discover who these women were, what they believed, and the impact of their efforts to promote change.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use during Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March
  • Have groups contribute to a timeline that displays the women's lives and works
Classroom Considerations
  • If class members do not already know, instructors must provide a mini-lesson on how to identify reliable internet sites
  • Researchers must deduce and then compare the core beliefs of the three women