Black History Makers Across The Curriculum
About the Course
This class is geared for elementary teachers who want to celebrate the contributions of eight black history makers in American history. Educators will actively participate in building skills using timelines, Google Earth, Visual Thinking Strategies, and vocabulary/comprehension skills centered around the contributions of Michelle Obama, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Stevie Wonder, Shirley Chisholm, Simone Biles, Langston Hughes, Coretta Scott King, and Matthew Henson. Throughout this course, educators will see how to build a strong cross-curricular set of lessons geared to interests/needs of their own ELL students while supporting their students in language development, mapping skills, and critical thinking. This 2 credit class will allow educators to practice acquisition of new skills while creating a set of cross-curricular lessons for their students.
Required Text (please choose one):
- Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison and Kwesi Johnson
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
- Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Implement See-Think-Wonder Visual Thinking Strategy and apply it to multiple types of primary sources.
- Analyze two different timelines used as graphic organizers and discuss the information that can be gathered by the graphical representations.
- Use Google Earth to support geographic mapping strategies.
- Create a set of lessons centered on one individual utilizing primary sources, Visual Thinking Strategies, timelines and Google Earth.
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