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African American
Student Services

TUSD
Jimmy Hart, Director
1010 E. 10th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 225-6247
Fax: (520) 225-6546
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Art, History & Culture

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Black History Month Lesson Plans & Ideas

Black History Month - Elementary Resources

Black History Month - Middle & High School Resources

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Brown v. Board of Education

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Civil Rights

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Juneteenth

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Kwanzaa

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Lessons

  • African American Heritage Teacher Toolkit for Grades K-12
    A selective guide to links, lesson plans, books, CDs, videos, posters and more.
    http://creativefolk.com/toolkit/home.html
  • DiversityCouncil.org - Lesson Plans
    Through education, we use our diversity as the foundation to build a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.
    http://www.diversitycouncil.org/activities.shtml
  • Teaching with Historic Places -- African American Lesson Plans
    Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.
    http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/twhp/feb00.htm

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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • All About Martin Luther King, Jr.
    (for lower grades) Includes MLK Bio, Timeline, Printout MLK Childhood Printout/Activity, MLK Timeline Printout/Quiz, MLK Cloze Printout, MLK Printable Activity Book - Beginning Readers and MLK Printable Activity Book - Fluent Readers.
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
    The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.
    http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/

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Military Service

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People

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Resources

  • African American Odyssey
    This Library of Congress site showcases the library's collection of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, musical scores, plays, films and recordings related to the African American experience.
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/
  • African American Perspectives
    A review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aap/
  • African Studies Guide
    Online Africa resources for the classroom research and study.
    http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html
  • The Brown Bookshelf
    The Brown Bookshelf is designed to raise awareness of African American literature for children and young adults. The web page showcasess some of the best picture books, middle grade and young adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.
    http://thebrownbookshelf.com/
  • ESPER: African Americans on U.S. Stamps
    Learn more about Black Americans on stamps, Black American stamp issues and Black American themed stamps.
    http://esperstamps.org/history1.htm
  • Harlem Renaissance
    Listen and watch performers and learn about key figures of the time.
    http://www.jcu.edu/harlem/index.htm
  • "I Will Be Heard" - Abolitionism in America
    The site features rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865.
    http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/abolitionism/
  • In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
    Learn about thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.
    http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm;jsessionid=f8303389271358438119502?bhcp=1
  • The Internet African-American History Challenge
    Features illustrated biographical sketches of 12 notable 19th-century African Americans.
    http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/22856
  • National Parks and Historic Sites Preserving African American History
    Learn more about one of the many NPS sites dedicated to preserving African American heritage.
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory/bhm-sites.htm
  • PBS: Africans in America
    The Web site chronicles the history of racial slavery in the United States -- from the start of the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century to the end of the American Civil War in 1865. The Teacher's Guide provides a context for teachers and students to use the Web in and out of the classroom.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    For secondary teachers who are looking for informational texts or multiple perspectives on historic events, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library division within the New York Public Library, which offers links to several databases of African American literature, biographies and resources.
    http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

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Rosa Parks

  • My Story: Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks, "The Mother of the Modern-day Civil Rights Movement," describes her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helps students understand the importance of every individual citizen in a democracy. Read through her story and then express how you would feel if you were in her situation.
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/
  • Rosa Parks Bus
    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home. On this bus, she initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.
    http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/rosaparks/home.asp

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Slavery and Abolition

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Underground Railroad

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