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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Lesson Plan
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Worksheet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jackie Robinson Biography
Jackie Robinson Biography
Worksheet
Jackie Robinson Biography
Help your budding reader learn how to spice up a boring biography by asking him to add in the details that make good writing even better.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Worksheet
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
The Civil Rights Movement: The Later Years worksheet, children read about the issues that emerged later in the movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lesson Plan
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use this lesson to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy he left behind. With a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, students will show understanding by organizing information on a graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Worksheet
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
This worksheet is a brief introduction to the human rights activist and feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Am I? Women in Science
Who Am I? Women in Science
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Science
Young historians learn about four pioneering female scientists as they hone their research skills in this Who Am I? Women in Science worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your learners research facts about Associate Justice to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Frederick Douglass, an influential African American writer and abolitionist.
Social studies
Worksheet