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African-American History

African-American History

Middle School Lesson Plans

Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms
Students will learn about Ancient Egyptians, on the Northwestern part of the continent of Africa from 3500 – 1070 BCE.
African and African American Studies Principle(s): 1
Grade Level(s): 7th and 8th

The Role of African American Family, Religion and Education 1870-1930
Students will read about studies, which have indicated that the urban environment in the US during the early 20th century led to poverty and a collapse of Afro-American families. However, a historical analysis of African American family life in Tampa, FL, 1900 to 1930 revealed that the family and the church were integral to ensure the survival of African American families and culture. Moreover, these institutions often assisted in the advancement of African Americans both socially and economically. Then, through the reading of a series of informational articles they will discuss the importance of educational improvements made possible by African American educational leaders and explain whether or not the values of the African American ancestors hold true in current times.
African and African American Studies Principle(s): 5 and 6
Grade Level(s): 7th

Contributions of African Americans to Agriculture
Fundamentals of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Systems. Innovations and contributions by African Americans that had an impact on agriculture and the American diet. Students will understand the impact of African Americans to the agricultural industry. Through inventions and discoveries many African Americans made significant contributions to agriculture that saved labor, provided new products and improved production practices.
Additional Resources:
Agriscience Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Anticipation Guide
Innovator Presentation Guidelines
Fruits Nutrition Facts
Vegetables Nutrition Facts
Oral Presentation Rubric
Grade Level(s): 7th - 8th

Transatlantic Slave Trade (Triangle Trade-Middle Passage)
There are multiple elements and perspectives of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage. Who are the key players, what are the reasons for Africans to be used for as slave labor, when is the events of the Transatlantic Slave Trade occurring, where are slaves being sent to and why, and how does the Transatlantic Slave Trade impact the world.
Grade Level(s): 8th


Transatlantic Slave Trade (Triangle Trade-Middle Passage)
Students will learn about the multiple elements and perspectives of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage.
African and African American Studies Principle(s): 3 and 4
Grade Level(s): 8th

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