Students learn about the scientific contributions of African American inventors and scientists. They view a film about Vivien Thomas and a breakthrough surgery in 1944.
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Unit: Courage of the Heart
Using award winning literature, the learners will describe and analyze bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression. They will also define and give examples of community capital in the rural community where the story takes place and explain the importance of family. Learners will recognize...
Unit: Cultural Competence
Why do we have cultural recognition months? The U.S. calendar of holidays includes months like National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Women's History Month in recognition of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the U.S. This lesson explores why and how we put these...
In this lesson, we broaden our awareness of different cultures and how they celebrate holidays. An optional service project includes writing letters to request diverse holidays be added to the community calendar, if they aren't already observed.
Using the examples of history, the learners will describe the benefits of forming a non-profit organization to accomplish a cause rather than working alone. They will experience how a non-profit organization works by forming a mock organization within their classroom.
Learners develop an understanding of the seven principles of Kwanzaa through artistic applications. Students are challenged to apply the principles to their everyday lives in a way that enhances the communities to which they belong.
Groups will collaborate to identify significant events and organizations in American history that involve philanthropy and share their findings with other student groups within the school.
Unit: Writers as Activists
By reading about her life and her work, students will understand how Mary Eliza Church Terrell’s writing and activism brought about change for African Americans and women.