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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.

"Thank you for such a well designed site for this course! All the links work, and it is easy to maneuver from one place to another. I like how the assignments are clearly listed and have the date next to them. I can get right to learning when I log on rather than struggling to figure out how how to get from place to place. I’m taking another online course now and it is a nightmare and very frustrating.

Thanks for making this a good experience!"

pictureDaryl Hanneman
School Psychologist
Grant Wood AEA - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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