Teacher Guide

African-Americans Impact America

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


 Understandings
and Standards


 Activities


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 Student Guide



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Introduction
After you watch the PowerPoint presentation on 50 Events That Changed Black America, use the information to develop schema.
You will need:
1.Letter to Parents - Handout
2.50 Events That Changed Black America - Web Site

Selection of research topic
The names of people and events from the slideshow have been put on pieces of paper and placed in a bag.

Pull out a piece of paper and choose that person or event to research.
You will need:
1.Names of Events and People - Handout

Writing the Paper
1. Research your person or event using the internet and library.
2. Use at least three different sources of information for paper.
3. Use the writing process (brainstorming, rough draft, revising and editing, publishing).
4. Provide a bibliography using the guidelines below.
You will need:
1.Rubric - Handout
2.Bibliography guidelines - Web Site

Storyboard
Create a storyboard using the information from your essay.
You will need:
1.Instructions - Handout
2.Rubric - Handout

PowerPoint slideshow
Create a PowerPoint presentation highlighting information from your research.
You will need:
1.Guidelines - Handout
2.Rubric - Handout
3.50 Events That Changed Black America - Web Site

Oral Presentation
Deliver an oral presentation using the PowerPoint slideshow and storyboard. Refer to the rubric for guidelines for your presentation.
You will need:
1.Rubric - other