Lesson Plan

Group Project: Freedom Parade

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Parades are a great way to celebrate. Get young historians into the festivities by asking them to create an informational float for a Freedom Parade. Picking a topic from the provided list or suggesting one of their own, class members research the topic, design and build their float, and participate in a celebratory parade.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As part of the float assignment, include size restrictions
  • Photograph the floats and save several as models for subsequent classes
  • Include the project as part of a school-wide celebration of Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • The culminating project in a unit on the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Included in the packet is a list of suggested topics that relate to slavery and freedom
  • No rubric is included
Common Core