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African American Protest Poetry, Freedom's Story, TeacherServe®, National Humanities Center

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Given the secondary position of persons of African descent throughout their history in America, it could reasonably be argued that all efforts of creative writers from that group are forms of protest. However, for purposes of this discussion, Defining African American protest poetrysome parameters might be drawn. First—a definition. Protest, as used herein, refers to the practice within African American literature of bringing redress to the secondary status of black people, of attempting to achieve the acceptance of black people into the larger American body politic, of encouraging practitioners of democracy truly to live up to what democratic ideals on American soil mean. Protest literature consists of a variety of approaches, from the earliest literary efforts to contemporary times. These include articulating the plight of enslaved persons, challenging the larger white community to change its attitude toward those persons, and providing specific reference points for the nature of the complaints presented. In other words, the intention of protest literature was—and remains—to show inequalities among races and socio-economic groups in America and to encourage a transformation in the society that engenders such inequalities. For African Americans, Some of the questions motivating African American protest poetrythat inequality began with slavery. How, in a country that professed belief in an ideal democracy, could one group of persons enslave another? What forms of moral persuasion could be used to get them to see the error of their ways? In addition, how, in a country that professed belief in Christianity, could one group enslave persons whom Christian doctrine taught were their brothers and sisters? And the list of “hows” goes on. How could white Americans justify Jim Crow? Inequalities in education, housing, jobs, accommodation, transportation, and a host of other things? In response to these “hows,” another “how” emerged. How could writers use their imaginations and pens to bring about change in the society? Protest literature, therefore, focused on such issues and worked to rectify them. Poetry is but one of the media through which writers address such issues, as there are forms of protest fiction, drama, essays, and anything else that African Americans wrote—and write.

Material Type: Lesson, Reading

Authors: National Humanities Center, Trudier Harris

Making the Revolution, America 1763-1791: Primary Sources

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The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for the study of America in 1763-1791: The Making the Revolution. Primary source materials include letters, diaries, journals, poems, paintings, maps, pamphlets, sermons, petitions, broadsides, cartoons, and more. Resources are divided into the topics: Crisis, Rebellion, War, Independence, and Constitution.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877

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This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history. Prior to its publication, History in the Making underwent a rigorous double blind peer review, a process that involved over thirty scholars who reviewed the materially carefully, objectively, and candidly in order to ensure not only its scholarly integrity but also its high standard of quality. This book provides a strong emphasis on critical thinking about US History by providing several key features in each chapter. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students to understand what they will learn in each chapter. Before You Move On sections at the end of each main section are designed to encourage students to reflect on important concepts and test their knowledge as they read. In addition, each chapter includes Critical Thinking Exercises that ask the student to deeply explore chapter content, Key Terms, and a Chronology of events. ---------------- Authors: Tamara Spike, Sarah Mergel, Catherine Locks, Pamela Roseman

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Contributor: Marie Lasseter

Studying the Material Culture of Three Nomadic Cultures: The Gabra, the Mongols, and the Blackfeet

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In this Moveable Museum lesson plan, students examine cultural artifacts from three different nomadic cultures, first on their own, and then in contextual photographs, gaining insight into the work of anthropologists. The 13-page PDF guide has educator materials including background information, teacher strategies, assessment guidelines, and detailed notes about the curriculum standards addressed. The Everyday Objects activity worksheet has isolated photographs of three cultural artifacts, with information on their materials and size. The Objects in Context activity worksheet has photographs of each object with explanatory text (object name, culture, use, and significance). The Putting It All Together activity has a list of discussion questions to help students further investigate material culture.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Student Guide

Map Analysis Worksheet

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The following map analysis worksheet was designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. You may find this worksheet useful as you introduce students to maps as primary sources of historical, social and cultural information.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Primary Source, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Legends and Folktales

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Video recreations that teach world legends and folktales will be enjoyed by all audiences. Afghanistan - Eight Strands for Afghanistan; Albania - The Land of the Eagles; Algeria - The Legend of Tin Hinan; Angola - Kianda Takes a Bride; Azerbaijan - The Dove and Peace; Bolivia - The Legend of Chijchipa; Brazil - The Amazon River; Burma - Moguk - The Legend of the Rubies; Cambodia - The Tale of Thunder and Lightning; China - Journey to Dadu Marco Poso, The Silver Fish and The Great Wall. Colombia - The Legend of Furatena; Djibouti - The Legend of Hadal Mahiss; DRC - The Kingdom of Kongo; Egypt - Cleopatra; Eritrea - Queen of Sheba; Ethiopia - The Lion's Whisker; Georgia - The Pheasant of Tbilisi; India - Taj Mahal; Indonesia - The Legend of Merong Mahawangsa; Iran - The 1001 Nights; Iraq - Abul Abbas the Elephant; Israel - Solomon the Wise King; Ivory Coast The Legend of Queen Pokou. Japan - The Naming of Mount Fuji; Kazakhstan - The Legend of the Dombra; Kenya - The Spirit Wife; Kurdistan - Legend of Zembilfiroz; Kuwait - Mariam and Salim: Defenders of Kuwait; Lebanon - Cadmus The First Teacher; Liberia - The Chief's Wise Wife; Libya - The Legend of Cyrene; Mali - The Lost Manuscripts of Timbuktu; Mexico - The Lengend of Popocateptl & Iztaccihuatle; Mongolia- The Camel and the Rat; Morocco - The Legend of the Almond Tree; Nepal -Boudhanath; Nigeria - Bayajidda; North Korean - The Legend of Tangun; Oman - The Frozen Dates. Philippines - The Legend of Apo Lakay-Lakay, The Chocolates Hills of Bohol Island, Legend of Alitaptap and the Fireflies; Poland - The Mermaid of Warsaw; Portugal - The Rooster from Barcelos; Saudi Arabia - Poetry in Pre-Islamic Arabia Qays and Layla, Poetry in Pre-Islamic Arabia Antara and 'Abla; Serbia - Marko - Hero and King; Somalia - The Camel in the Sky; Syria - How the West Was Won by the Arabs; Thailand - Ta-in and Ta-na; Tunisia - Queen Ellissar, The Punic Wars; Turkey - Troy; Turkmenistan - Sultan Sanjar and the Fairy; UAE - The Milk Container; Uzbekistan - How Samarkand Got Its Name; Venezuela - The Five White Eagles; Vietman - The Legend of Betel: Cao Tan and Cao Lang; Yemen - The Discovery of Coffee.

Material Type: Lecture

The Constitutional Convention (TAH)

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This Web Site provides a twelve-step guide to understanding the Constitutional Convention. The fundamental difficulty facing teachers and students of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 is how to make sense of the vast and complex material. The resources on this site help teachers teach the Convention and engage students with the conversation and arguments that took place over its four months. Primary sources, artwork, a dramatic reading and lesson plans are included.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans

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This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-curricular connections.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Primary Source, Teaching/Learning Strategy

U.S. Constitution Workshop

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This is a self-service online workshop for teachers who use primary documents to help students see the impact and ongoing relevance of the Constitution. It requires little advance preparation and provides everything needed, including a vocabulary list, document analysis worksheets, and historical documents -- John Marshall's Supreme Court nomination (1801), proclamation to New Orleans (1803), Lincoln's telegram to Grant (1864), Johnson oath photo (1963), and more.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Women's History Month

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The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for women's history. We take the opportunity of Women's History Month to highlight just some of the properties that exemplify the contributions of women to American history.

Material Type: Reading

Kindergarten C2SL Lesson

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Compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object and determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. Driving Question: Can I as “Science Investigator”, engineer and design, a way to move an object without using my hands or feet?

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Ronda Fryer

6.RP Fizzy Juice

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics