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Booker T. Washington Virtual Museum and Storybook - View and read information about Booker T. Washington at the museum, read a story about this African-American hero, click on teachers note, or explore student activities source

Elijah McCoy - A printable article and cloze worksheet about this inventor source

Frederick Douglass - Biographical information, historic quotes, and classroom questions for studying the contributions of Frederick Douglas source

George Washington Carver - A printable article, cloze activity, and answer key about this inventor source

Jackie Robinson - A printable article and close worksheet about this baseball icon source

Negro Leagues Baseball - Two lesson plans that explore the development of African American baseball. Students make a timeline, and research players to design a baseball card. Designed for use with Foosteps magazine, but adaptable source

Pre-School Black History Activities - Crafts, activities, recipes, songs, and flannel board stories for learning about the contributions of African-Americans source

Sojourner Truth - A lesson plan that guides students in using critical thinking to analyze an excerpt from a speech of Sojourner Truth source

Teaching African and African-American History and Culture - A collection of lesson plans exploring stereotypes in the media, African-american contributions throughout history, the Underground Railroad, African proverbs, and more source

The Britannica Teachers Guide to Black History - Detailed lesson plans that guide students in making an aboloitionist broadside, performing Harlem Renaissance show, researching an African-American athelete, interviewing a person about the Civil Rights Movement, debating affirmative action, and developing a timeline of Black History source

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