Teacher Guide

African-Americans Impact America

By Jeffrey Taylor
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"What impact have African-Americans had on American society?"
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Overview

Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: English/Language Arts
Secondary: History/Social Science

Topic:
Black History Month

Themes:
Change, Courage, Perseverance, Sacrafice

Duration:
Five weeks
Summary
Students will watch PowerPoint presentation "African Americans who have changed America. Then students will select a person or event to research. Students will create a PowerPoint slideshow based on the information from their research. They will also create a biographical storyboard. The PowerPoint presentation and storyboard will be used to make an oral presentation.

Rationale
Many students of other races believe that Black History Month is a holiday for African Americans.