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Black History Month Resources

Developed in partnership with the Bank Street College of Education, this site includes lesson plans on slavery, Harlem Renaissance, affirmative action, races in the media, how race is lived in America, and related lesson plan units. There are also crossword puzzles, a quiz about Martin Luther King Jr., and articles from the front page of the New York Times about Black History.

Published by New York Times Learning Network in 2005

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Affirmative Action
Civil Rights
Martin Luther King Jr.
Rosa Parks

race relations, tolerance, equal opportunity

Essential Question(s)
1. What does race mean in today's world?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How has Little Rock, Arkansas changed since integrating its schools in 1957?
2. How has black history impacted how black Americans live today?

Extension and Activities
1. Have students review New York Times stories on the topic of Civil Rights from 1870 to 1994 on the website and then write a story for today's date.
2. Have students take the Martin Luther King quiz.

"My eCoach® has been an invaluable tool for developing projects with other teachers. It helps us to start with the standards, consider what we want our students to learn, and stay focused throughout the process. When we are finished, we have a complete project plan to use with our students and to share with colleagues. The plan looks professional and contains links to all the needed resources."

picturePhyllis Bartosiewicz
Galesburg-Augusta Middle School, MI

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