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ERIC Number: ED133272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Learning More about Black Americans. An Instructional Unit for the Upper Elementary Grades.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
This instructional unit for grades 4-6 specifies objectives, resources, and lesson plans to help students develop knowledge and appreciation of contributions made by blacks to American society. The activities can be integrated with other program areas, such as language arts, music, and art. For each of four instructional objectives the unit suggests activities, sample assessments, class and team projects, and class presentations. One major activity involves reading full-length biographies of famous individuals, such as Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Information-sharing activities involve (1) creation of data sheets which show obstacles overcome by blacks and contributions made by individual black Americans and (2) a class slide show with content and script prepared by the students. A time line showing the lives and contributions of various individuals can be constructed to illustrate that the influence of black Americans spans all periods of American history. An appendix contains sample data sheet forms and planning forms for a class slide show. A unit support package provides annotated bibliographies of six reference books, ten multiple biographies, 56 biographies of individuals, and nine biographies of black athletes. Also listed are two periodicals, 11 audiovisual materials, and three places to visit in Washington, D.C. (AV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Biographies, Black Influences, Black Studies, Blacks, Course Objectives, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Unit Plan, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.