Black History Photo Story Research

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Objective

SWBAT research and plan topics for a Microsoft Photo Story to document major events and highlight influential people in African American history.

Big Idea

Students research and plan topics for a Microsoft Photo Story to document major events and highlight influential people in African American history.

Narrative

1 minutes

Introduction

4 minutes

I begin the lesson by explaining to students that African Americans have gone through a lot over the years - from slavery, to segregation, to freedom.  I explain to my African American students that they have a rich heritage and a responsibility to do something positive with their lives.  I tell them that men, women, boys, and girls participated in the struggle for freedom for African Americans and we are reaping the benefits today of those struggles.  I explain to them that today we will be conducting research on major events and influential people in African American history.

Research

55 minutes

I assign students partners and distribute the list of suggested research topics (see attachment).  I inform students that they are to write a brief narrative and select appropriate photos about their assigned topic.  Whatever they don't finish during class time is to be completed for homework.

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