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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration

In this lesson, students read the recollections of two women who were among the pioneers of school integration in the Deep South.

The Black History Rap

In this lesson, students put the lives of historic Black figures into poetic form.

Build a Black History Database/Timeline

Simple instructions for using word processing or spreadsheet programs allow students to create a database/timeline of events in Black History that can be sequenced, sorted, and searched.

Experiencing Slavery and Imagining Freedom

Students read a slave’s account of his or her life of slavery, then write accounts of what that person’s life might have been like after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Our Town’s Black Heritage

Students listen to an African American folk tale and draw pictures to illustrate the story.