This is the first of four week long units of the black history lessons I use for my fifth graders who are reading on a 2 - 5 grade level. The other units will be uploaded shortly. This resource is part of a timeline of workbooks that take children on a general overview of African-American history. From my experience as an African-American history major and teaching in primarily Africa-American title one school I made this based on what I believe children need to be taught to even begin to learn African-American history in an authentic way.
Unit 1 is about ancient African civilizations, and it clears up myths that African-Americans did not have a history before they came to America. This includes several fun projects for students to complete.