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African American Folktales, Songs, and Hymns

This lesson will analyze African American folktales, songs, and hymns that existed during the time of slavery.

Juneteenth Day

Students will present end results of their research on the end of slavery in the Western hemisphere at a Juneteenth end of school year celebration.

Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War

This lesson uses the book Meet Addy by Connie Porter to teach the characteristics of historical fiction, making inferences and using visualization, and Civil War history.

Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/events chart to help them understand the relationships between Clara’s problems and how she solves them.

Juneteenth Proclamation Jubilation

What took nearly 3 years to travel from Washington, D.C., to Galveston, Texas? Celebrate Juneteenth with a replica of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.