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Black History - Josephine Baker
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Black History - Josephine Baker

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This 6 page work includes original biographies, vocabulary, comprehension and writing pages - 1 biography for younger students or emerging readers - Vocabulary page to match this biography - Reading comprehension to match this biography - 1 , 2 page biography for older students and advanced readers - Vocabulary specifically related to the biography - Research word page to align with this biography - Writing portion for summarizing, assessment and acquiring language You can also have students watch or listen to Josephine Baker before or after this mini lesson to peak interest or further learning.
Black History - The Nicholas Brothers
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Black History - The Nicholas Brothers

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Help your students learn about the famous Nicholas Brothers of the Harlem Renaissance. A great introduction to the lesser taught people who were a part of this fabulous time. This pack includes - original passage - Vocabulary fill in sentences for younger students and students who need more structure - Vocabulary for older students to research on their own - Comprehension sheet for close reading the passage This can also be used with a variety of subjects and units including on Black History Month, the Harlem Renaissance, dancing, tap dancing and more! There are many videos on youtube and beyond showcasing the incredible talent of these brothers that can also be shown in conjunction with this pack
American Civil Rights Movement 16th Street Church Bombing
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American Civil Rights Movement 16th Street Church Bombing

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This mini lesson is geared towards 3rd grade and up. It can also be used for emerging readers in higher grades. The Civil Rights Movement of the United States had many different events. These events can be taught to younger students with moderation. It includes Original 2 page story/biography on the events that took place that day. Intentionally written with younger grades and emerging readers in mind Comprehension questions about the story Vocabulary page with words from the story that might be difficult A cloze sentence page using the vocabulary, to test for transference of the words learned A narrative writing prompt that is designed for critical thinking, connection to real life events and opinion writing The anniversary of the tragedy is Sept 15. This lesson can be used In remembrance of the event A current news connection as outlets usually mention it on the day A way to introduce the Civil Rights Movement earlier in the year A kick off to Hispanic Heritage Month (Civil Rights for All) Black History Month. At any time of the year
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month

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NEW A fun word search puzzle for students to do Great introduction to some of the cultures and countries celebrated during the month of May or anytime! Easy yet challenging enough for multiple levels. All words are up or down / backward or forward no diagonals! Get your students talking about these countries to introduce them to cultures and stories of these amazing countries! Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month