African American History Month inspires teachers and students to engage in compelling debate and exploration. Curriculum Pathways has recently updated some of our best standards-aligned web and mobile-friendly resources to add to those discussions. These lessons focus on the critical-thinking challenges teachers expect, with more images and more online assessment tools. Of course, the resources are still free (and nothing beats free). Take a look at the most popular African-American History Month lessons updated to meet the digital needs of today's students!
So get ready to:
- Contemplate the message of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
- Celebrate African-American military heroes from the American Revolution through World War II.
- Sing Wade in the Water as you learn more about the daily lives of African-American enslaved workers.
- Swing to jazz from the 1920s Cotton Club era as you learn about the Flappers.
- Scrutinize the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Marvel at the writing skills of Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass.
- Listen to Oval Office conversations documenting President Kennedy's support for integration at the University of Mississippi.
And don’t miss:
- The Harlem Voices in Langston Hughes' Poetry
- Illustrating Jim in Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
- Integration struggles at the University of Mississippi
- "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth
- The Great Migration: Who, What, Where, and Why
- The Black Man’s Burden
- A More Perfect Union
- Reconstruction Era Sharecropping
- Self Help by Ida B. Wells
- The Daily Lives of Slaves
- Civil Rights: Desegregating the Military
- The Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation
- The Roaring 20s: Flapper Culture
- Frederick Douglass Shows How to Avoid Fragments and Run-ons
- African Kingdoms: Timbuktu
- The Declaration of Independence: Analyzing Grievances