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A to Z Teacher Stuff – Black History
The Web site provides a number of lesson plans related to Black history, with links to Martin Luther King, Jr. Lessons and Harriet Tubman Lessons. Only two lesson plans are identified for high school students, but it may be possible to adapt other lessons for high school use.

Columbia Education Center Lesson Plans
Lesson plans regarding African American History can be found in the Social Studies section. They come in grades, K – 5, 6 – 8, and 9 – 12.
Lesson plans available through the Discovery Channel School Web site are browseable by grade level and subject. There is not a large amount of high school African American history lesson plans, so it may be beneficial to check the other grade levels for ideas.

Education World – Lesson Planning
Lesson plans and other teaching tools are provided here at Education World. Lesson plans can be found by browsing subjects, by holiday, and by month. There are no options to search by grade.

Educator’s Reference Desk, The
Teachers can browse the lesson plans on this Web site by subject, or search for plans by grade level. There a number of African American lesson plans in the social studies area.

High School Social Studies Lesson Plans
99 lesson plans related to the teaching of high school social studies. Topics include the civil rights movement, minorities, and the issue of separate but equal. These are all lessons for high school students, for another grade level, visit the main Web page.

Homework Center – Online Lesson Plans and Educator Resources
This Web site is maintained by the Multnomah County Library in Portland, OR. These lesson plans are all under the subject of African American history. Topics include: Civil rights, Bus and Lunch Counter Protests, Brown v. Board of Education, Jim Crow and Black Codes, Marches, Scottsboro Boys, and School Integration. The links to these lesson plans do not always state the grade level.

Learning Page, The
The Library of Congress provides a number of lesson plans associated with the American Memory collection. Topics are ranked by time period. There are no search capabilities related to grade level.

MarcoPolo – Internet Content for the Classroom
MarcoPolo and its seven partner Web sites all provide a variety of resources for educators. The partner Web sites include: ArtsEdge (Arts Integration), EconEdLink (Economics), EDSITEment (The Humanities), Illuminations (Mathematics), ReadWriteThink (Reading & Language Arts), ScienceNetLinks (Science), and Xpeditions (Geography). Individual Web sites can be searched by grade level. Newer lesson plans can be found at MarcoPolo, but after that, it is necessary to search each Web site individually.

NARA Digital Classroom – Teaching with Documents
The National Archives and Records Administration provides a number of lesson plans that relate to historical documents. There are a number of lessons on African American History. There is no mention of grade level. – The Lesson Bank
Lessons can be searched by keyword, category, and grade level. Grade levels are defined as pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle, senior, and advanced.

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