Lesson Plan

Learning About Black Visionaries

Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to compose opinion pieces.
  • Students will be able to conduct research on a black visionary using books and online resources.


(3 minutes)
A-Z African American Visionaries PosterMy Opinion MattersNote-Taking Sheet
  • Gather the students together in a group.
  • Explain to the students that today, they will begin research on an important black person who has helped to make the world a better place.
  • Ask the students to turn and talk to a partner, explaining what research means.
  • Allow students to share their ideas. Clarify that when we research something, we learn more about it using resources, like books, articles, and videos.