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Power to the Peanut

Students locate information about the life and research of African American botanist George Washington Carver.

Free to Dream Poetry

Students read and respond to poems by Langston Hughes, identifying structures and sound techniques (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, meter, alliteration).

Honor African American Leaders

“Students research information about important leaders of African descent such as Daurene Lewis, the first female African Canadian to be elected mayor in North America.
Students recognize the many contributions of international Black leaders.
Students design a poster depicting highlights of the honored person’s achievements.”

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.

The Problem With Profiling

Students explore the issue of racial profiling and post their conclusions to a youth message board.