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Quilters Of Gee's Band

Quilters of Gee’s Bend

Read the story of a community that became known for their quilts, then make your own class quilt.

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Rosa Parks

Making Communities Better

Learn how Rosa Parks made her community better, then build a human monument and create a plaque for the monument.

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Equality in the United States

Equality in the United States

Analyze primary sources, then research statistical data to discuss the degree to which racial equality has been achieved in the United States.

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Garrett A. Morgan

Civics Lesson: Garrett A. Morgan Made His Community Safer

In this civics lesson, your students will learn about Garrett A. Morgan and the steps he took to make his community safer.

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Citizenship Awards

Civics Lesson: Good Citizenship Awards

In this lesson, your students will learn about the accomplishments of Black Americans who demonstrated good citizenship and made their communities better.

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Biographies

Learn about and discuss 5 lesser-known African American historical figures.  Consider assigning a group to read each and share what they’ve learned.

Primary Source Activities

These rich Primary Sources come with questions to guide students through analysis and can be used to facilitate classroom discussions.

Integrated Literacy

Outside Resources

Every TCI lesson includes ideas for Enhancing Learning. Here are a few that may be helpful during Black History Month.

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