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365 Days of
African-American History

Subjects

Language Arts,
Technology,
Social Sciences,
U.S. History

Grades

K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

 

Brief Description

Students create a daily calendar of events in African American history.

Objectives

Students

  • create or modify a calendar template,
  • research events in African American history,
  • write one event for each day of the year on a calendar.

Keywords

African American, history, calendar, events, time line

Materials Needed

  • different colored construction paper or tagboard (at least 9 inches by 12 inches) or copies of printouts from calendar templates on a computer software program
  • markers or pens
  • ruler
  • computers with Internet access or printouts from one or more of the sites noted in the lesson
  • paper

Lesson Plan

Prior to the lesson, make calendar templates on construction paper or tagboard using a ruler and markers or pens. Or make copies of printouts of calendar templates from any computer software calendar program you might have.

Extension: Use the students' research to create a daily "Today in Black History" chart for your classroom. On a rotating basis, have students write a new event each day on the chart.

Assessment

Evaluate students' calendars.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

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

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.2
NL-ENG.K-12.5
NL-ENG.K-12.6
NL-ENG.K-12.8
NL-ENG.K-12.9

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 02/07/2012

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