Students will complete an online inquiry project that is based off of African American Heroes of the American Revolution. The inquiry assignment begins with students going to the designated website that I have created (Link included in the lesson plan), that offers research based questions for students to answer. Students will find the answer by clicking on the buttons underneath the questions on my website which will take them to an online article that students will analyze to find the answer. Each section contains an "Evaluate On Your Own" question that is a higher order thinking question in which students form educated opinions based off of their research. This activity is meant to be done individually, then students compare their answers with a small group in order to self evaluate their work.
This lesson's homework assignment involves students creating their own "quilt square" based off of the research they have done. Students choose their favorite hero from the project, and creates a quilt square that represents that hero. Following this, the teacher can cut out each students quilt square and put them on a bulletin board in order to create a class "quilt" on African American's in the American Revolution.
The website also has an interactive exit ticket provided.
This website inquiry activity is meant to be for Black History Month, but can be a great lesson for ANY post American Revolution mini-unit.