Afro-American Lesson Plans

Reviewed Resources for Students and teachers


Afro-American resources

African-Americans Military - African-Americans Notable People - African Americans: By Region, State and Locality - Black History Month - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - African-American General Resources - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - African-American Legislation, Historic Documents - Underground Railroad/Harriet Tubman  

Hispanic, Latino-American Resources

Latino-American Civil Rights - Latino-American General Resources - Hispanic Heritage Month - Is it Hispanic or Latino? - Latino-Americans Military - Latino-American Notable People - Specific Latino Cultural Information - Latino-American Regional Information

Some Specific Latino-American Cultures

Cuban American - Mexican-American - Puerto Rican  

Asian-American Resources
Asian-American General Resources - Asian American Civil Rights - Asian-American Military Service - Asian-American Notable People

Some Specific Asian-American Cultures

Cambodian-American - Chinese-American - Filipino-American - Hmong-American - Indo-American - Japanese-American - Korean-American - Laotian-American - Persian-American - Thai-American - Vietnamese-American


Afro-American Lesson Plans - Hispanic-Americans / Latino Lesson Plans - Asian-American Lesson Plans - Multiculturalism & Tolerance Lesson Plans


*While many lesson plan sites have a subscription fee or otherwise sell their lesson plans (that is an additional feature of some of the sites found here)  all lesson plans and collections of lesson plans listed here are free.


African-American Heroes (Lesson Plan) __ Have students visit websites to learn about important African Americans and the honor of being featured on US postage stamps. Goals, materials and procedure. - From Pearson Education -

African-American in History lesson plans for elementary school teachers __ A collection of several lesson plans about African American history. - From -

African American population shifts __ You can explain to students that they are going to trace the population of African Americans in the South and in the North of the United States during the course of the 20th century. Goals, materials and procedure. - From -

African-Americans and the New Deals Civilian Conservation Corps __ Guiding question "To what extent did the treatment of African Americans in the CCC represent a growing commitment on the part of the federal government to combat racial discrimination and empower the black community?" Goals, materials and procedure. - From - 

Black History Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables __ Here is a collection of resources and lesson plans.

Buffalo Soldiers __  Lesson plan about African American soldiers who played a major role in the American military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were known as buffalo soldiers. Goals, materials and procedure. - From -


Civil Rights Movement: Segregation __ "Use the first two stories, "Back of the Bus" and "Welcome Home" written by Dorothy Jones Scalzo, to show your students that many people did not like or even understand segregation but still obeyed the law."  Goals, materials and procedure. - From -

Civil War Unit-Lesson A-Harriet Tubman __ The student will be able to describe the role that Harriet Tubman played in the Underground Railroad and give supporting evidence to explain their opinions. Goals, materials, procedure - From -

Dr. King's Dream __  Student listen to a brief biography, view photographs of the March on Washington, hear a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, and discuss what King's words mean to them.  Goals and procedures. - From -

Lesson Plan titles __ Here is a great collection of lesson plans along with goals, materials and procedures. - From University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -  

The Lesson Plans Page - Black History Month Lesson Plans __ A collection of lesson plans about African Americans. - From -

Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement __  Researching these "ordinary" people and the now historic places where they brought about change, students will discover how the simple act of sitting at a lunch counter in North Carolina could be considered revolutionary. Goals and procedure. - From National Endowment for the Humanities -


Technology and the African American Inventor:: Lesson Plan __ "The purpose of this lesson is to create an awareness and understanding that important technological advances within our culture, in a variety of areas, are the result of the work done by a diverse group of people, many of whom are African Americans." Goals, materials and procedure. - From -

U.S. History - African-American: Lesson Plans __ Great collection of lesson plans. - From -  

A Walk Through History - In Honor of Black Americans __  To observe Black History Month, students will research the lives of African Americans who have made special contributions to American life and society.  Goals, materials and procedures. - From -


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