This Black History Bundle is now complete!
Letters to Martin
Letters to Ruby
Letters to Rosa
Letters to Frederick
Letters to Mae
Each mini-unit in this bundle focuses on a hero who has helped to advance the cause of equality in our nation and the world. Each unit uses a teaching sequence and activities that I have developed over the years with my own fourth grade students. The secret? The personal connections your students will make to the events and the people who were a part of it all. I believe the results of your students’ responses will amaze you as mine have continued to amaze me each year!
Included in each resource:
Teacher directions for a four to six session sequence.
Templates and samples for poetry writing and friendly letter writing.
Article and response pages for a Close Read Template for an Interactive Notebook glue-in and a craftivity.
Suggestions for other resources to support learning and understanding.
“Letters to Heroes of Black History ” would make a great addition to your lesson plans for Black History Month, or as stand-alone mini-units connected to your reading and writing standards. You may even want to print all materials and directions and place the unit in your emergency sub tub!
As students grasp the flow of the sequence, you might also want to try assigning one hero to each of several groups in your class. Each group could complete the research, writing, and activities for their particular hero and report back in a sharing session. This session could be a simple community share time or a larger Black History Month Fair.
Wishing you and your students an even better understanding of the events that have shaped the American nation’s history, and a clear view of what we as a nation must do to pave the road to the future!
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