Black History Month

What is Discrimination? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson on discrimination is designed for middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities. It is designed specifically for students who have difficulty with verbal and written expression. Continue reading

Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on the words of this Renaissance woman. Continue reading

New York Times runs never-before-published photos for Black History Month

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The New York Times has published a collection of never-before-seen photographs that help fill in the overall portrait of African-American culture and history. Continue reading

Leadership at the March through music and speeches – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Besides Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were several civil rights’ leaders who spoke and organized the March on Washington. Students will examine these individuals as well as the goals of the March as they pertained to jobs and freedom. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Six murals tell the story of La Amistad and the African slave trade

Lesson Plan

On a moonless night in July 1839, several enslaved Africans unshackled themselves and crept up to the deck of La Amistad where they attacked and killed all but two of their captors. In this lesson, students will learn the story of Amistad through videos and six murals by Hale Woodruff, an artist eager to use his skills to create social change. Continue reading

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