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Black History Month: Famous African Americans Mini Research Project
This Famous African-Americans: A Mini Research Project is the perfect Black History Month activity for your middle schoolers. Your students will get to dig into the lives of some of the most influential African Americans in our history, and learn how to conduct responsible online research. To begi
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Amistad Primary Source Analysis Activity
This excellent activity for the famous Amistad case is an excellent way to get your students to engage with primary source documents and learn about this fascinating moment in American History! This download includes a 1-page introduction reading that explains all about the case of the Amistad, fr
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Kingdoms of West Africa Webquest
This webquest allows students to learn about West African Civilizations using the great BBC BiteSize History series, which was designed for use in classrooms grade 4-8. This webquest works great as a way to integrate technology into the classroom. The site is advertisement free and includes intera
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A Trip to South Africa - Complete Lesson
Embark with us on a trip to South Africa! Engage your students, right from the beginning with a little quiz and have them learn, step by step, about South Africa: ✔︎ the animals (more particularly the Big Five) ✔︎ the geography ✔︎ Nelson Mandela ✔︎ the history of South Africa and its flag Two fictiona
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BLACK HISTORY INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING AND CODING NONFICTION (FEBRUARY)
Black history month unit: Looking for a comprehensive unit to teach teach your students interactive storytelling skills by coding using the app Scratch or Scratch Jr.? Teaching students storytelling and coding is a critical component to any 21st-century classroom. However, if you are a classroom tea
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Nigeria Case Study Grade 3 PowerPoints Lessons 1-5
Powerpoints for lessons 1-5 (7 days of lessons) New New York City Department of Education Curriculum for Third Grade! Powerpoint's refer to the old and new NYC trade books! Lessons can be done without trade books easily by finding similar resources online Corresponds with new NYC social studies stan
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The Development of Race Based Slavery in Colonial Virginia Jamestown 13 Colonies
Save by purchasing my bundled Unit! ⇨ The 13 Colonies This lesson helps students to understand the development of race-based slavery in the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, and how this slavery was different than previous forms of slavery practiced around the world. Students first view sections fr
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Medieval West Africa - An Introduction + Assessment
"Medieval West Africa" creates a brief overview of the geographic and economic conditions in West Africa up to and including medieval times. Activity includes: - 4-Page Illustrated Article - Multiple Choice Quiz + Answer Key - Short Answer Question - Answer Key - Short Answer Scoring Rubr
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Easy to follow directions, using right brain drawing techniques, showing how to draw an African Drum! This video is FREE and can be streamed from my You Tube Channel: Patty Fernandez Artist It can be found on my playlist for Black History, along with other FREE videos. Visit my You Tube Channel for
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Complete Lesson and Interactive Activities - South Africa BUNDLE
This is an interactive activity based on the complete lesson: A Trip to South Africa In this bundle, both products are included: ✔︎ a 40-pages pdf file (teacher’s intructions / keys answers / students’ worksheets) ✔︎ a .gwb file to be used with Workspace 9.5 Interactive Tools used: ✏ Pencil: you can
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Informational Reading Text - Ancient Africa Bundle (No Prep Sub Plans)
A bundle of 6 reading assignments about the ancient civilizations of Africa, the culture, the leaders, and the rise and fall of these kingdoms. Includes a crossword puzzle based on terms from the readings and an assessment based on comparing kingdoms using venn diagrams/charts. A great way to introd
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African Civilizations: Kingdom of Benin Webquest
This webquest allows students to learn about the African civilization of Benin using the great BBC BiteSize History series, which was designed for use in classrooms grade 4-8. This webquest works great as a way to integrate technology into the classroom. The site is advertisement free and includes
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Africa Country Research Project
I LOVE teaching this project, and came up with it after living in Ghana and realizing, upon returning to the U.S., that Americans don't know much about Africa! In this 2-week project, each student picks a country in Africa after we do background lessons about the continent. (See my store for backgr
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Informational Text - Ancient Egypt: Pyramids (No Prep)
A reading assignment about Ancient Egyptian pyramids and their purposes. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest as
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Informational Text - Ancient Africa: Kingdom of Ghana (No Prep)
A reading assignment about the ancient African kingdom of Ghana. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment
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Women in STEM Science Lesson PowerPoint Experiment Lab Report Writing Prompt
Introduce your students to Katherine Johnson: An amazing physicist and fantastic mathematician with a life story that is sure to inspire future STEM students to follow their dreams, regardless of the opposition they may face. (Yes, if you're wondering, she's one of the awesome scientists featured in
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Mansa Musa DBQ Lesson
This is a common core aligned lesson plan to accompany a vdeo on Mansa Musa. The lesson includes a warm-up activity, the exploration of a primary source, as well as a multi-flow map, and a “write-discuss” activity after with a graphic organizer to support students writing. The video used with this
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Underground Railroad Activities
This activity is great for students working on close reading. It incorporates fiction and nonfiction text, writing, and small group collaboration. Included is a link to an interactive Underground Railroad website where you can take on the role of a slave and make decisions on your journey to freedom
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African Ethnic Groups: Bantu/Swahili Instructional Resources
This lesson plan includes fun activities about Bantu and Swahili Africans. The students will be able to answer the following questions: What are the characteristics of the Bantu Africans, such as location, religions, language, gender roles, and culture of past and modern day Bantu Africans? What d
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Ibn Battuta - His Travels, Motivations and Islamic Faith
Students will be able to identify who Ibn Battuta was and his motivation to travel. Inlcuded in this lesson are readings about Ibn Battuta, a KWL chart for students to fill in, a glossary, a map, images of his travels, context clues, quotes from his journals and opportunities for students to respond
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"Scramble for Africa" World History Simulation
Students will learn about the "Scramble for Africa" with this incredibly engaging and detailed simulation! The simulation addresses the motivations and major events of 19th-century imperialism using simulation activities and primary sources. During the simulation, students will be confronted with tr
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Nelson Mandela Timeline Webquest
The Nelson Mandela Timeline Webquest uses a great website created by the BBC that allows students to get a better understanding of the importance and life of Nelson Mandela. Apartheid and civil rights are also covered in this webquest. This webquest is also great at helping students better understan
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Informational Text - Ancient Egypt: Life Along the Nile (No Prep)
A reading assignment about the importance of the Nile River in Ancient Egypt. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web que
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Informational Text - Ancient Egypt: Mummies (No Prep)
A reading assignment about mummies, who and what they were. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment usin
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African Kente Cloth Paper weaving
Thank you for showing interest in the “African Kente Cloth” lesson plan. I used it with my class just this year (times four- because I am a special area teacher) and each class loved it. The 26 slide PowerPoint resource and lesson plan has all the parts your need of a “highly effective” lesson, in
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Early Africa
Explore the fascinating kingdoms of ancient Africa! This book covers the mighty African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay--rich in culture and tradition--that sprang up along the continent s west coast as far back as 300 B.C. Rivaling the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, th
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South African Apartheid
This Gallery Walk activity takes students through SIX different stations that give an overview of topics such as: Sports under Apartheid, Internal Resistance, and F.W de Klerk. This Gallery Walk will allow you to delve into many different topics, but stay on time! I have conveniently added an analys
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African Masks   Paper Mache   Cross-Curricular   Art + Social Studies !
African MASKS with Textural Head Dress–Paper Mache Mixed Media This paper mache mask lesson is a fun art project that is educational and engaging! An Art and Social Studies cross-curricular lesson that introduces students to mask making, the purpose of masks and the customs of the people of Africa
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Bad News For Outlaws - Reading Lessons & Activites
If you review a product I will send you another one FREE! E-mail me a screen shot of your review and what product you want for FREE! email - jessicak159@gmail.com Product Description: I love products that go beyond a single lesson! This product does just that. It can be adapted to fit your re
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Ancient Chinese Civilization Exhibition Project
Ancient Chinese Civilization Exhibition Project Overview: Educational research has shown that the best way to retain knowledge is to understand it to the extent that you could teach it to someone else. This activity will help you to do just that as you discover the Geographic and cultural i
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Notions of Africa Activity
The Notions of Africa activity is designed to help students look at their own preconceived notions and stereotypes of Africa. In as little as ten to fifteen minutes, students are able to examine their own notions of Africa and why they are problematic. This will give them a base from which to begin
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Global Aim # 73 What resulted from Europeans Scramble for Africa?
Global Aim # 73 What resulted from Europeans Scramble for Africa? Objectives – Students will be able to  Cite information from an informational text to support a conclusion or argument.  Define words they do not know using context clues.  Identify and describe how and why Africa was divided up. D
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Ella Baker Lesson
This lesson is designed to educate students about the life and legacy of Ella Baker. The lesson requires to analyze an informational text and quotes. This lesson will help your students understand the life and legacy of a great woman. I hope your students find this beneficial. Mr. Olumiji
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Israelite Promise land lesson
This lesson will have students using upper level thought to determine the theme of the lesson, make connections between the Israelites and real world stories, and making connections to their own lives. Great early lesson in a unit to introduce the promise land.
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U.S. Aim # 125 What was the Harlem Renaissance?
U.S. Aim # 125 What was the Harlem Renaissance? Objectives – Students will be able to  Cite information from an informational text to support a conclusion or argument.  Define words they do not know using context clues.  Identify and describe what the Harlem Renaissance. Do Now – 3 Minutes 1. E
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Ethnicity in Nigeria
Nigeria's diverse array of ethnic groups presents many benefits and challenges to its population. This worksheet will lead your students to a deeper understanding of the different ethnic groups as well as the culture of Nigeria. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer critical thinki
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PORTFOLIO PROJECT – THE LESSONS OF SUDANESE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR
Modern World History PORTFOLIO PROJECT – THE LESSONS OF SUDANESE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR BACKGROUND: In the coming days we will be learning more about genocide. We will be focusing on the years of the genocide in the Sudan (Darfur)-a time when millions of men, women and children were murdered solely
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Abolitionists Report Card
Students will pick three famous abolitionists to "grade" based on their successes in achieving the goals of abolitionism. They will have to justify each grade the abolitionist receives and their overall grade as a whole. Students will then be asked to evaluate which of three abolitionists they think
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Africa Background Research
I spent hours making this background sheet of important facts on Africa so you don't have to! I use it in my Geography and Global Studies class to launch our Africa unit. You can use it with the Geography Alive textbook or, if students have computer access, with guiding them to do online searches an
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Africa Synthesis Essay
Students report that this paper completely changed the way they thought about the continent of Africa, and that the careful scaffolding of the essay in this handout really helped improve their writing. This is my #1 favorite essay to do with students in my Geography and Global Issues class, and I cr
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AP US History Key Period 2: Colonial Society PowerPoint Lecture
This PowerPoint has been created with the 2016 APUSH redesigned Course Outline in mind. The lecture covers the Atlantic economy and lifestyle, the expansion of slavery in the English colonies, conflicts with Native Americans, and early colonial politics . Ample lecture notes accompany this PowerPp
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Informational Reading Text - Ancient Africa: Life in the Desert (No Prep)
A reading assignment about the ancient African nomadic tribes, including the arrival of Islam, and its split into Sunni and Shia groups. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is the
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Ancient Africa Crossword or Web Quest
A 13 term crossword puzzle about ancient Africa. The terms come from my informational text activities on ancient Africa. This activity can also be used as a Webquest using the ushistory.org website under the free textbook tab! Check out the articles and bundles at my store!
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"Weeping" Song Apartheid Lesson
"Weeping" is a song made famous by Josh Groban but was originally written by Dan Heymann, a white South African man. It is a protest song against apartheid. This lesson includes a copy of the lyrics, a link to the video on YouTube, a graphic organizer for students to follow as they listen to the s
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Ibn Battuta - Journal Entries and Travels
In this lesson students will be able to identify who Ibn Battuta was, and what some of his journal entries reveal about him as a person and explorer. Students will exmaine 4 different entries of Ibn's (who he is; travleing on the seas; travels to Mecca; return home to Morocco). After each there is a
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African Perspectives
In this 1-day lesson, students will be introduced to the concepts of Afrocentric, Eurocentric and Ethnocentric in relation to the ways scholars discuss African history.
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Passport Series: Africa
Issue your students a passport to travel the globe with this incredible series! Eight jam-packed books visit more than 50 countries from all seven continents, from North America to Australia and back again. Units feature in-depth studies of each country’s history, culture, language, foods, and so mu
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Dirty Jobs : Monkey Caretaker (career video worksheet)
As of March 2017, episodes of Dirty Jobs can be found both free and for low-price purchase through a number of Internet and video streaming services. These often change monthly so please check video availability prior to purchase of this worksheet. (Amazon Streaming / You Tube) *Dirty Jobs "MONKEY
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"I Can" Statements for Ancient History
"I Can" statements for 6th grade social studies that are color coded by unit.
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Our Turn to Eat: Ethnic Group Conflict & Cooperation in Africa
Why are there so many wars in Africa? Why is there so much fighting? What’s going on? A “go-to” answer is that the problem is all caused by ethnic differences. I wrote this lesson after my husband challenged me to reconsider my understanding of the role of ethnicity in African conflicts.
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Africa: Human and Environmental Interactions Gr. 5-8
**This is the chapter slice "Human and Environmental Interactions Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan Africa Gr. 5-8** Take a Peek Inside: Take a trip back to the cradle of life and explore the great Sahara Desert in Africa. Become familiar with the national capitals and major cities where
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South Africa! Celebrate a Wedding! Includes Ndebele Doll Craft
Celebrate a wedding in South Africa! Includes a full lesson with easy instructions for teachers to follow, as well as an art project! Typically, this product has been taught to younger children, but older children will love this as well, especially as a fun craft supplement to African, or specific
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Comprehension for Scholastic: If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America
Slavery is a difficult topic to teach young children because many cannot fathom living in a world when slavery existed. Scholastic did a beautiful job creating a book that is very child friendly, yet still hits the very important details about how horrible slavery actually was. I use this book an
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