Share the importance of the heroes of Black History
Use Art to Teach Students About Important Figures in Black History: Past and Present
Martin Luther King Jr.- "I Have a Dream Speech" text
Amanda Gorman made history as America's First Youth Poet Laureate and read her poem "The Hill We Climb" at Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration.
Listen to Amanda Gorman reciting "The Hill We Climb".
Audio of The Hill We Climb "For there was always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."
Stories with Text and Audio Allowing Students to Listen or Listen as They Read Along
Stories and Art by Younger Students and Ideas for Student Projects to be Submitted for Publication on MY HERO
Use this example about Mae Jemison to model how students can write one or two sentences about a hero from Black History and draw a picture to submit to MY HERO.
Upper Elementary students can take different parts of their hero's life to illustrate and write a few sentences or a paragraph about that time in their hero's life.
Upper Elementary Students: Students choose a hero, creates a piece of art representing their hero and writes one or multi-paragraphs about their hero. This example includes a graphic organzier the student used when writing their essay.
Students choose a hero from Black History and create a poster that includes why that person is a hero. These are three examples of posters explaining why their hero should get a day named after them.
Students create drawings of their hero, using the medium of their choice, to submit to MY HERO.
Students of all ages are invited to submit their stories, art, short films and audio honoring heroes to MY HERO using the Create Program.
The Black History lesson plan was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.
Organizer created on 2/9/2021 2:46:17 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 2/2/2023 11:31:51 AM by Laura Nietzer