*** Recently updated!Ruby Bridges is a 1998 made-for-television movie, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960.This movie guide will help your students get the most out of this po
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelf
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY ACTIVITY: Use this activity and assignment on Martin Luther King, Jr Day as a way for students to reflect on discrimination and racism. It can be used at any time in the year, but works great during Black History Month! =====================================================
Race is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James as Owens, and co-stars Jason
10 different Martin Luther King Jr. themed QR codes!!! By scanning these QR codes, your students will view 10 different read aloud stories, songs, and videos to enhance your Martin Luther King Jr. theme.This is a great center (or something for your students to do when they finish early or as a rewar
Many people believe Rosa Parks' simple refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus was her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, but this engrossing look at her life tells the whole story. At a young age, she refused to recognize her alleged inferiority to whites and became an acti
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Thus wrote Martin Luther King Jr. in his eloquent and impassioned “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in 1963. Considered by many to represent a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement, the letter is taught today in countless soc
The Black History packet includes 12 mini posters of famous African Americans with QR Codes. The QR codes can be scanned on the iPad or Chromebook and lead to kid friendly videos in Safe Share about the famous African American. This packet also includes 12 comprehension recording sheets with QR co
This video worksheet allows students learn about African American soldiers in the Civil War. The video clip is only four minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any lecture o
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Here is an awesome music video about a hero to so many people, Martin Luther King, Jr. It's filled with pictures, facts, and other important information about King. It even ties Rosa Parks in to the mix. It's a great song for kids of any age!
All kids should know about the Underground Railroad. It it a story of heroism from a time of great despair for many Americans. This song tells that story in a unique, memorable way. Use this video bundle to have students highlight important names, dates, and events in the lyrics sheet, watch the
A great supplement to your Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Lessons.
A 10 Slide PowerPoint which contains:
The house where he was born
A picture of his Father
A picture of his Wife
Rosa Parks and the where she sat on the bus
Gandhi - MLK's inspiration
A picture of the March on Washi
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Here it is! This song on Martin Luther King, Jr. will give your students a bunch of information on his life, from the beginning to its tragic end. After playing the music video, assess your students' understanding with a 10-question quiz. All t
This video worksheet allows students learn about one of the most famous regiments of the Civil War. The video clip is only four minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any le
The March on Washington for Jobs an Freedom (aka The March) in August 1963 was to become one of the most important moments in contemporary history. It was the moment when one of the world's greatest leaders spoke - carrying the hopes and dreams of millions of disenfranchised American People; those w
This video worksheet allows students learn about the real story of Newton Knight and the Free State of Jones in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The video clip is only 30 minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.This video worksheet
This video worksheet allows students learn about the end of the Civil War and Juneteenth, which is celebrated by many African Americans communities. The video clip is only five minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.This video worksheet works great as
Teaching expository writing using text dependent analysis can be hard, but this lesson guides students through a step-by-step process of writing a 5-paragraph (or more) constructed response / essay with textual evidence as support. The lesson can be used in class or assigned for distance learning as
Time to brush up on your Black History facts! This kid-friendly video uses colorful graphics, music and narration to showcase a Black history fact for each letter of the alphabet.The video is also available for streaming on YouTube. Watch it here. Suggestions: * Pump up the volume! * Continue shop
Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest civil rights leaders in our countries history, and this lesson will help your students learn all about his life and contributions.
Student will use this worksheet and watch an entertaining and informative Biography.com video special to learn about Douglas
I have been teaching about MLK Jr. for over a decade. This unit I put together includes great links of his speeches, riots, his biography, etc.
I also included directions and a rubric for speeches I assign my kids to mirror his speech. This includes the kids having to show repetition, voice must b
These lessons are great during a testing week. The students watch a short video on each person. Then they complete a short worksheet about the individual. After the 4th video, they begin ranking the African Americans.
In your opinion who was the most important? Let your students debate that.
This lesson is intended to be used at any time of the school year with special emphasis on Black History month.
Stereotypes play an important role in society and particularly in the media. Definitions of what is a stereotype ranges depending on the author but they are all based on the notion of ind