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To March or Not to March
Activity guide has students pretend to be an American living in 1963 who decides whether or not to join the March on Washington. Children base their choice on information gathered through guided observation of a handbill from the march. Part of the resource “Martin's Big Words.” Targets grades 3-5.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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The Amistad Case
Webpage presenting the story of the slave uprising on the ship Amistad and points readers toward portraits related to the event.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: Life in the “Promised Land”: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940 (1990)
Lesson plan introducing students to the experience of African Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between the world wars. Students write an article or essay based on an interview with a friend or family member with a migration experience.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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African Americans in Aviation: The 1940’s – A Decade of Change
Teaching poster challenging students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Brown v. Board of Education Electronic Field Trips
Videos of electronic field trips to the museum providing viewers with a 20-minute tour by curators of the exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education, followed by a 30-minute videotaped question session about court decision and its legacy. One video targets middle schoolers; the other high schoolers.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Art and Life of William H. Johnson
Students examine works by African American painter William H. Johnson to learn about his milieu as well as his style. This set of lessons is divided into grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. Younger students list the elements of the pictures, identifying colors and shapes and such objects as farm equipment, crops, and animals. Older students compare Johnson’s work with that of painter Allan Rohan Crite.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Speak To My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
Virtual exhibit examines faith and spiritual traditions in the African American community and the church as an agent of community and economic development. Includes short articles, interviews with community members, and extensive resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African American Pioneers in Aviation Teacher Guide
Teacher's guide designed for use on its own or as part of a museum visit includes activities that focus on the challenges and successes of African American aviators.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Online exhibition features over 30 prominent figures in African American resistance across 150 years of U.S. history. Provides biographies, images, and educational activities relating to each person.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Resources for Teaching American History: Civil Rights
Multimedia site includes teacher-selected primary sources, a video on Medgar Evers, elementary-school lessons on Rosa Parks and desegregation, and Advanced Placement DBQs on Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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