This lesson is designed to be used as a starting point to spark students' interest for further study on the vast contributions Black American Women have already made to American History, and to the Black American Women who will continue to make history in the future.
Third and fourth grade students
5 class periods during Social Studies time frame of 45 minutes.
Access to a computer, art supplies, poster board, selected library books and videos.
Groups will consist of 4 students of multi-ability levels. Students will be expected to participate in whole- class discussions, work independently and work cooperatively within their group.
Social Studies, Reading and Writing
Students will be able to give historical facts about Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune and other famous Black American Woman.
Students will be able to complete a KWL chart on Harriet Tubman and Mary McLeod Bethune which will show their similarities and differences.
Students will be able to create a poster about a famous Black American Woman highlighting her contributions to American History.
Students will increase their technology skills and become familiar with Library of Congress web site.
Students will be expected to participate in whole-class and small group discussions.
Students will work independently on worksheets.
Students will work in groups to create a poster.
Students will work independently and with partners on the computers.
Students will take pride in their work and use their time constructively
Students will present final projects to the class.
Teacher will get students excited about the lesson by use of her anticipatory set.
Teacher will present material from the Library of Congress, selected web sites, library books and videos.
Teacher will allow class time for students to work on their posters and monitor their progress
Teacher will monitor students progress while working in groups and individually.
Teacher will use appropriate worksheets to check for understanding and assessments.
Social Studies :
16.A.1a Explain the difference between past, present and future time; place themselves in time.
16.A.1b Ask historical questions and seek out answers from historical sources (e.g., myths, biographies, stories, old photographs, artwork, other visual or electronic sources .
16.B1(W) Explain the contributions of individuals and groups who are featured in biographies, legends, folklore and traditions.
16.A.2a The student will read historical stories and determine events which influenced their writing.
16.A.2c The student will ask questions and seek answers by collecting and
analyzing data from historic documents, images, and other literary and
3.A.2 The student will write paragraphs that include a variety of sentence types,
appropriate use of the eight parts of speech, and accurate spelling,
capitalization, and conclusions.
3.B.2a The student will generate and organize ideas using a variety of planning
strategies (e.g., mapping, outlining, drafting).
3.B.2d The student will edit documents for clarity, subjectivity pronoun-antecedent
agreement, adverb and adjective agreement and verb tense; proofread
for spelling, capitalization and punctuation, and ensure that documents are
formatted in final form for submission and/or publication.
3.C.2a The student will write for a variety of purposes and for specified
audiences in a variety of forms including narrative (e.g., fiction,
autobiography), expository (e.g., reports, essays) and persuasive writings
(e.g., editorials, advertisements).
National Technology Standards:
Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCR's, audiotapes, and other technologies.
Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.
Assessment and Evaluation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class discussions.
Students will be assessed by their answers on test.
Students will be assessed on the poster they create.
Students will be assessed on their group activities.