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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
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Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
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Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Children are introduced to Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who got her start at a young age accompanying her mother as she registered African Americans to vote.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Lesson Plan
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
In this lesson plan, students learn about the first all-female spacewalk and get inspired by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Worksheet
Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Children learn about the life of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, in this timeline activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Frederick Douglass's Words
Frederick Douglass's Words
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Use this lesson to teach your students about Frederick Douglass and the impact that words had on his life. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life. Then, they'll complete a graphic organizer with peers to record important details and events in his life. Students will then demonstrate understanding by creating a poster with images and key words that stand out when they think about Frederick Douglass.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
Introduce children to American playwright Lorraine Hanberry, who was only 29 years old when she won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play for "A Raisin in the Sun."
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan
Worksheet
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from the South, and was an inspiration to all involved in American politics.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet