Black History Titles and Activities


A Celebration of Black History through music A Celebration of Black History Through Music (Enhanced eBook)
Introduce your students to the rich history of African-American music with A Celebration of Black History through Music: from spirituals to hip-hop. Featuring some of the most important musicians of each style of music covered, A Celebration of Black History through Music highlights how the roots of African-American music can be traced from the slave songs of the 1700s through hip-hop music of the 1970s and 80s, and demonstrates how this music has influenced and shaped the music of the world. MP3 files containing audio examples of the featured music styles are included to allow your students to hear the music in the lessons. In addition, a discography, reproducible worksheets, extension activities, and a complete PowerPoint presentation are all included for use with your class. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing

Grade(s): 4 - 6
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
ISBN: 9781429118477
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

American Black History American Black History (Enhanced eBook)
American Black History is a concise yet thorough treatment of 500 years of African American history from its origins in the civilizations of Africa through the grim early years in America and the quest for freedom and civil rights. Richly illustrated, the book vividly details the rise of slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the Harlem Renaissance, the emergence of the civil rights era, and the arduous struggle for the full claims of citizenship. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included. This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing

Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level(s): Middle School, High School
ISBN: 9781429109918
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

Hidden History Hidden History: Profiles of Black Americans (Enhanced eBook)
Ever wonder who spied for the Union army during the Civil War; who planted the American flag on the North Pole; who was the first female stunt pilot; and who invented refrigerated trucks and railroad cars? These questions and more are answered in Hidden History: Profiles of Black Americans. Recognizing that there is more to black history than civil rights leaders and the fight for racial equality, this book profiles 25 lesser known yet significant personalities and events from colonial times to the present. Reading comprehension questions as well as writing activities to promote higher order thinking accompany each profile. A reproducible trivia card game, perfect for learning center or classroom, reinforces the content and makes learning fun! This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing

Grade(s): 4 - 6
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
ISBN: 9781429110136
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 2)

Black Firsts Black Firsts
A superb historical study of black achievement. - Houston Chronicle. Readers will revel in the stories of barrier-breaking pioneers in all fields-arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, inventing, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. And they will rejoice in their triumphs. With hundreds of illustrations and a daily calendar of firsts, Black Firsts is the culmination of many hours of work, courage, and perseverance, the exact qualities represented within. Black Firsts is a testament to a rich but often overlooked part of our history. Jessie Carney Smith, William and Camille Cosby Professor of the Humanities at Fisk University, gives us stories of a people overcoming adversity to emerge triumphant. A vital collection of amazing scholarship, Black Firsts remembers and celebrates those who have won personal victories against the forces arrayed against them.
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781578592296
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Freedom Facts and Firsts Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience
Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781578592319
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

The Underground Railroad for Kids The Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom (21 Activities)
The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are vividly portrayed in this powerful activity book, as are the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way. The text includes 80 compelling firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies of "passengers," "conductors," and "stationmasters," such as Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Levi and Catherine Coffin. Interactive activities that teach readers how to navigate by the North Star, write and decode a secret message, and build a simple lantern bring the period to life. A time line, reading list, glossary, and listing of web sites for further exploration complete this activity book. The Underground Railroad for Kids is an inspiring story of brave people compelled to act in the face of injustice, risking their livelihoods, their families, and their lives in the name of freedom.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Grade(s): 3 - 8
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
ISBN: 1556526288
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

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