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Lesson Plans

In this section you will find TEKS-based curriculum guides and lesson plans. To help your students gain a greater understanding of African American history in Texas, students may study documents, song lyrics and photographs that cover a wide range of topics such as the Buffalo Soldiers, Texas Blues & Ragtime. The toolkit also offers techniques for better interviewing and writing in the Art of Interviewing section.

These lesson plans were written for teachers of high school English III and IV, junior level U.S. History, and Social Studies teachers of grades 4-8; however, they can be easily modified for other grades and subjects. The lessons were written by experienced Texas teachers: Dr. Mary Black, education consultant for TBH and former instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UT-Austin; Laurie Coker, 12th grade English teacher at Westwood High School; Sandra Bird, language arts teacher at Westwood High School; Gloria Smith, Smith Academy Home School, and Kathy Dugat of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

Web listings compiled by graduate student, Tracey Moulden, for her School of Information Capston project at the University of Texas at Austin.