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Fabulous Firsts in
African-American History

Subject: Language Arts,
Technology,
Social Sciences,
U.S. History
Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students learn fascinating firsts and facts and answer questions about African American history.

Objectives

Students demonstrate abilities to research information about African American history using Internet or library sources. Students use the information to correctly complete a work sheet about African American history.

Keywords

African American, history, facts

Materials Needed

  • copies of the Education World work sheet Fabulous Firsts in African American History
  • printouts from African-American Firsts (alternate source)
  • library sources about African American history
  • pens or pencils
  • computers with Internet access (optional)

    Lesson Plan

    Note: The resource used in this lesson is no longer live on the Web. The link below will take you to an archived/cached copy of the page as it appeared when it was live. This page, while it might load a bit more slowly than a normal Web page, is good to print out for student use. Or you might instruct students to use library resources instead of the African-American Firsts Web page.

    Provide each student with a copy of the Education World work sheet Fabulous Firsts in African American History and copies of printouts from African-American Firsts (alternate source).

    Variation for younger students: Work together as a class to complete the work sheet.
    Variation for older students: Organize students into small groups. Tell students they must use print sources only -- for example, library books, magazines, or textbooks -- to find the answers to the questions on the work sheet.

    Assessment

    Evaluate students' work sheet answers.
    ANSWER KEY:
    1. Freedom's Journal; 2. Maggie Lena Walker; 3. Vermont; 4. Nat King Cole; 5. William, son of Antoney and Isabell; 6. Henry Blair; 7. Charles Cooper, "Sweetwater" Nat Clifton; 8. DeHart Hubbard; 9. Jupiter Hammon; 10. Hattie McDaniel; 11. Guion Steward Bluford Jr.; 12. Washington, D.C.; 13. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams; 14. Chicago, Illinois; 15. Ralph J. Bunche.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Lois Lewis

    National Standards

    Language Arts:
    NL-ENG.K-12.1
    NL-ENG.K-12.3
    NL-ENG.K-12.7
    NL-ENG.K-12.8
    NL-ENG.K-12.9

    Technology:
    NT.K-12.1
    NT.K-12.3
    NT.K-12.5

    Social Science:
    NSS-USH.K-4.3
    NSS-USH.5-12.3
    NSS-USH.5-12.4
    NSS-USH.5-12.5
    NSS-USH.5-12.6
    NSS-USH.5-12.7
    NSS-USH.5-12.8
    NSS-USH.5-12.9
    NSS-USH.5-12.10

     

    Last updated 2/07/2012
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