ERIC Number: ED249136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-28
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Observing Black History in Elementary Schools.
Wilson, Herbert A.
Five lesson plans that were prepared for Black History Month can be used to teach purposeful, interesting, and reasonably balanced black history to students in grades 3-6. Objectives for preparing black studies units are to: (1) make reasonably balanced presentations through social studies, language arts, music, and other appropriate subject areas; (2) provide a better balance between the fame-oriented emphasis and the often neglected biographical emphasis; and (3) make use of the best literature and media available. Each lesson describes what the teacher did and what the children learned, and includes suggestions for developing resource units on the lesson plan topic. The first unit, a career lesson, focuses on black women in aviation. Early American jazz is the theme of unit 2. The third unit uses the poem "A Black Mother's Advice to Her Son," by Langston Hughes, to illustrate the possibilities for developing a unit on literature by black writers. The fourth unit helps students answer the question: "Why study black history?" The fifth lesson deals with taking pride in being black. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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