Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Preparing for Black History Month

Click on the pictures below to see more of what we'll be learning in January in preparation of Black History Month.

Investigate one of the most ingenious escapes in American History with Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. Students will be in awe of Henry Brown’s daring attempt to travel from Virginia to Pennsylvania in a box less than 3 x 3 x 3 — via express mail! Use Levine’s picture book to spark vigorous online research to discover more facts about Brown and his journey. Use this New York Times article to inspire a genuine interest in primary source documents such as the “eyewitness account from the m...

Litho of Henry Box Brown

This amazing INFO BOOK was apart of my just read stack and it was the amazing tale of Ms. Ruby Bridges and how she went to a school despite the odds and opinions of others. This book would be so useful when teaching concepts such as bravery.

Ruby Bridges Lapbook and writing craftivity....Great unit for Black History Month $

Education to the Core: Plan your writing activities with FREE graphic organizers and $ writing activity for Black History Month!

The Sneetches & Segregation: A Dr. Seuss Inspired Lesson for Black History Month 70+ pages, $8

Scholastic's Underground Railroad activity homepage!  This has printable minibooks, reader's theater, and lots of great links!

jazz art 5th grade Louie Armstrong black history month Jazz and black history month (primary vs. secondary lesson- primary instruments, secondary background?... 2nd grade?)

Black History Month~Classroom Freedom Quilt Activity
Freedom Quilts based on The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud. Paper Collage.

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