February 24th, 2021

High School Resource: Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local by Library of Congress

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High School Resource

Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local by Library of Congress

The collection of an archive of primary source materials will be an exciting component of a year-long American Studies class focusing on historiography and the use of primary sources.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2 and more!

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February 23rd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Primary Sources and Personal Artifacts by Library of Congress

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Middle School Resource

Primary Sources and Personal Artifacts by Library of Congress

This lesson plan introduces the practice of using primary sources; where to find primary sources, what they are, how to examine them, and how to construct a context to tell more of the story.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.3.1.7, SS.SSP.4.1.7, SS.SSP.5.1.2 and more!

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February 22nd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: History Firsthand by Library of Congress

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Elementary School Resource

History Firsthand by Library of Congress

This learning experience will combine three small units together to provide students with an understanding of primary source collection.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.3.1.7, SS.SSP.4.1.7, SS.SSP.5.1.2 and more!

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February 17th, 2021

High School Resource: Uncrowned Queens: African-American Women Community Builders

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High School Resource

Uncrowned Queens: African-American Women Community Builders

This site is an excellent resource for researching the history and contributions of some of the extraordinary individuals that helped shape the WNY region. It also includes other Uncrowned Queens that are searchable by cities in New York.

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February 16th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Rosa Parks: My Story by ReadWorks

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Middle School Resource

Rosa Parks: My Story by ReadWorks

In a series of lessons, this unit explores a variety of literary concepts using the text “Rosa Parks: My Story.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3 and more!

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February 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: The First African American Regiment by NGA

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Elementary School Resource

The First African American Regiment by NGA

Students will be introduced to the first African American Regiment that fought in the Civil War through a memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. They will compare and contrast the experiences of these soldiers through their portrayal in letters, films (the motion picture, Glory, and a documentary film), and poetry, before writing their own poem using the sculpture as their inspiration.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Re7.2.7.a, NAS.VA.Cn11.1.7.a, ARTS.VA.I.3.1.C and more!

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February 10th, 2021

High School Resource: General Resources for Teaching African American History by Library of Congress

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High School Resource

General Resources for Teaching African American History

This resource provides many different websites to help teach students about African American history.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.4.a, SS.11.4.a.2, SS.11.5.b.7 and more!

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February 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: African Drums and Culture by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

African Drums and Culture

Students will identify and research several African drums.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.MU.Pr4.2.5.c, NAS.MU.Pr4.2.6.c, NAS.MU.Pr4.2.7.c and more!

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February 8th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Underground Railroad Codes in Spirituals

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Elementary School Resource

Underground Railroad Codes in Spirituals

Students will listen to and sing several African-American spirituals and learn about the Underground Railroad on a website by National Geographic. They will use the internet to complete a web worksheet about code words and phrases in spirituals.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.4, SL.CCR.2, SL.CCR.5 and more!

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February 3rd, 2021

High School Resource: Malcolm X by History.com

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High School Resource

Malcolm X 

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Malcom X speaking on the Black Nationalist Movement.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9, SS.8.9.a.1, SS.E.1 and more!

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