Lesson Plans and Tools on Africa / African American History for Parents and their Child(ren)

Lesson Plans for Parents and their child(ren)

This is also a good resource for parents as well. Stop complaining about what the schools are not teaching your children. These ready-to-use lessons plans and activities will teach your children about African American History year-round. Please do not say the resources are not there for you and your family to find considering we have technological inventions outside of Facebook and Google that will provide links to many educational books, journals, and sites. This is your opportunity to add or correct what’s being taught or not taught in the classroom.
Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.
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For example: You can teach your child(ren) about a letter that was written to Congress about Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama in 1965 and how Mrs. Jackson was in another part of the country, but her outrage or sadness about the events that happened that day was expressed in her letter. It shows a copy of the letter and what she wrote along with teaching your child(ren) about the march for Civil Rights, the struggle for equal voting rights by teaching your child(ren) effective document analysis as well.
Additional Websites for Lesson Plans

Wakanda Syllabus for 5th – 8th graders

Reading for 1st to 6th Gradehttp://www.adaptedmind.com/reading.php

Africa / African American History Books


Additionally, here are just a few books for anyone to read that focuses on Africa / African American History. We kind of already know the typical books, but some other books outside of that are just as good and just as important to read. I say “soak up” as much information from many sources and experiences and then form your own “INFORMED” opinion on the various topics within this subject.
  1. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop
  2. Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell
  3. The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas by E.R. Bills
  4. Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism by Yanick St. Jean and Joe R. Feagin
  5. Black Silent Majority: The Rockerfeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment by Michael Javen Fortner
  6. The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite by Chinweizu
  8. Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas by David Barry Gaspar
  9. Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins
  10. They Came Before Columbus: The African presence in Ancient America by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
  11. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  12. Women and Slavery in Africa (Social History of Africa) by Claire Robertson
  14. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN AFRICA: A Survey by Hildebrandt Jonathan
  15. THE HISTORY OF THE YORUBAS by Samuel Johnson
  16. ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM: The Quest for the Rights of Muslims in Uganda by Kazenga P. Tibenderana
  17. The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Miriam Jimenez Roman and Juan Flores
  18. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower by Brittany Cooper
  19. Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Kimberly M. Welch
  20. Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, Dunbar by Erica Armstrong
  21. The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History by Anne C. Bailey
  22. Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century by Tera W. Hunter


If there’s any additional books that should be added to this list, please make your comments known. this is only a partial list and if I could spend the rest of my day expanding on it, I would but I can’t. Enjoy what I have offered and comment accordingly. – AcademicHustler1975

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  1. Reblogged this on the Alphess and commented:
    It’s amazing how the power of reading shapes the minds of our children. The following article provides material for parents to help promote a sense of self identity which parallels with traditional course curriculum.


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