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A Unity Wall Drawing

For Teachers K - 3rd
Build class community with an art project. Learners first examine and discuss works of art. They then contribute to a class mural by tracing their hands and decorating them in relation to their own cultures. The final mural incorporates...
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Journalism for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Roll the presses! Or at least have your class members participate in the time-honored tradition of the student press by creating their own newspapers or journalist pieces on a social problem. After conducting research and collaborating...
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A Cultural Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore heritage and identity through an examination of art and a related project. The featured art, related to the African diaspora, includes several types of art created by different artists. Pupils consider their own backgrounds and...
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Writing Exercises: Science and Technology II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
All revolutions in science and technology have both pros and cons. Kids examine the advent of the green revolution, nuclear growth, use, and the countries that are considered nuclear powers. They'll construct three responses to each of...
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Rosie the Riveeter and Mary the Munitions Worker

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the role that places like the Joliet Arsenal played in how women were view in American society during and after World War II. They interview a person from the World War II era about the job they performed and how...
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Scaffolded Reading of "Drawing of an African Burial Ground Grave in Situ"

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The class reads the description of the "Drawing of an African Burial Ground Grave In Situ" then completes a work sheet. They act like archaeologists and answer a series of critical thinking questions to better understand the historical...
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African American Literature in Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students compare art and literature by examining a contemporary painting by Glenn Ligon and the essay by James Baldwin that inspired it. They write an essay about a personal experience that relates to the theme of being an "outsider."
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Medieval Europe: Feudalism

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study European society during the medieval period. They investigate the feudal social structure and how it influenced daily life. They study Japanese society during the medieval period. They compare and contrast the...
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African-Americans and the Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods...
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Jazz Talk

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the origins of jazz music by examining work songs, spirituals, blues, and gospel songs as well as works of poetry from African American artists. They create their own poems from either the narrative, dramatic, or lyric...
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Symbolizing a Pirate

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore visual arts by creating a poster in class. In this symbolism lesson, 4th graders research the history of pirates, define vocabulary used from the era and examine symbols that were once used to portray pirates....
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Chart of the Voyages of the Slave Ship Brookes

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the chart of voyages for the slave ship Brookes. Students respond to 2 short answer questions based on the information in the chart.
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My Mask, My Voice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a three-dimensional mask. In this people of African descent lesson, students examine masks and observe the elements the artists used to create the mask. Students produce their own mask representing various facial...
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Novel as Historical Source

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine historical fiction as historical sources. In this historical fiction lesson, students analyze excerpts from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as well as Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in order...
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Disease and Epidemics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch a video to introduce the study of historical outbreaks of infectious diseases and epidemics. They create charts of diseases after reading an article and share their information as a class.
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John Gary Evans and the Politics of Race

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students read letters written by Evans and Gunton regarding race relations. In this Progressive Movement lesson, students interpret the intentions and tone of the letters to understand contemporary racial beliefs. Students discuss the...
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1928 Flu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students state the some diseases are the result of infection. They describe the risks associated with biological hazards, such as viruses. Pupils name ways that infectious disease can be prevented, controlled, or cured. Students...
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James Hopkinson's Plantation. Planting Sweet Potatoes

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the photograph that features freedmen planting sweet potatoes. Students respond to 1 short answer question about the photograph.
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Ancient Americas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare artifacts used by archaeologists to theorize the first inhabitants of the Americas migrated from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge.
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World Wide Web Historical Timeline

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use newspapers and magazines to identify six recent political and social events from around the world. In groups, they use a timeline template to place the events on the timeline in chronological order. They share with the...
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Famous People and Cultural Diffusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to identify cultural traditions throughout the world. In groups, they examine each culture and determine the effect they had on life in the United States. They use this information to write a family history...
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Vermont's Historic Diners

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch a video that introduces some of Vermont's diners to illustrate the historical significance. They read a handout about the history of diners and the diner style guide. Students participate in a teacher lead discussion
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Montpelier

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students find information on Montpelier and the daily life of James and Dolley Madison.
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Libraries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students research Andrew Carnegie and explain why he chose libraries as his benefactions. They examine the impact of libraries in America. They research how their own community libraries are being supported and have been supported in the...

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