African-American History Teacher Resources

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Heroes with Heart

For Students 8th
This resource provides a lesson that will have learners explain how women and minority figures worked for the common good of their community.
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Slavery in the North

For Students 6th Standards
Did you know Sovjourner Truth's birth name was Isabella Baumfree? Read about this famous abolitionist that was sold multiple times as a slave before she was finally emancipated in 1828.
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Black Women in Delaware's History

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the number of slaves in the US in 1790 by state and answer questions. They imagine that they were an enslaved African American women and determine how their life changed when slavery ended.
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Kwanzaa

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the holiday of Kwanzaa. In groups, they discuss "The Seven Principles" and the history of the holiday. They explore the objects that are used and what they represent. They end the lesson with a discussion of the...
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Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders interpret written information.  Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions.  Students develop and defend a position. 
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John Brown Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate John Brown.  In this U.S. history slavery activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation about John Brown.  Students discuss the North's and South's reaction to John Brown's raid, and determine whether they think...
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Time Marches On

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the times of Colonial America by creating a timeline.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research a teacher-directed website about African Americans in early colonial times.  Students utilize their information to...
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Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this African American history activity, students compare and contrast the tactics employed by Malcolm X and Martin Luther...
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"Jazz is About Freedom": Billie Holiday's Anti-lynching Song Strange Fruit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small teams, learners analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of...
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Voting Rights

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine American voting rights. In this suffrage lesson, 8th graders analyze excerpts from the Alabama Literacy Test that was used in 1965 to limit African American voting. Students read the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
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Lift Every Voice and Sing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze sculpture, poetry, and music to gain an understanding of historical events. In this critical thinking skills lesson, students take a closer look at African-American history as they examine "Lift Every Voice and Sing'"...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students explore equality by researching the life of a famous Civil Rights Leader. In this Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, students create a timeline of King's life and identify the important contributions he made to African-American...
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Emmett Till: Choosing to Remember

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till and civil rights activist, believed that her son's murder was the last straw before public outrage over racial injustice spilled over into the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. A history...
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Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
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Rosa Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the history of civil rights and segregation using. Learners read a story about Rosa Parks by Maryann N. Weidt. Then, they answer a series of questions about this story to practice comprehension skills and delve into the topic of...