Teaching African-American history

Florida - West Palm Beach: Dr. Martin Luther K...
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  1. To learn about the history of the African-Americans and to understand how it was possible for Barak Obama to be elected as the 44th president of the United States!

Websites to visit:

  1. Early years “the new south”
  2. Brown vs. the board of education
  3. The rise of Black Power
  4. Watch the videos about Rosa Parks
  5. Look at these short segments of Black history moment


  1. In groups of 3 use this discussion guide about Martin Luther King
  2. In groups of 3 look at this presentation and do some research about the slides. Find some info here! Then present it for the rest of the class.
  3. Enter the interactive timeline and write a short summary of what you think are the most important events
  4. Read this article in the New York Times about Martin Luther King winning the Nobel peace price. Write a post on you blog about this event.
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