The Great Rap Attack
The Challange: To create a rap about the life of a famous African-American Marylander.
The Prize: A Certificate
The Presentation: The top 4 raps (Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be presented.
I Bet You're A Poet and Don't Even Know It!
F.E.W.Harper wrote poetry based on the issues that affected society during her lifetime. Write a poem describing an issue that affects society today.
Create a mobile -illustrating the facts in this web site- using 3x5 flash cards, yarn crayons and a coat hanger. Hang the cards you have drawn from the coat hanger.
Sponsor a school-wide door decorating contest. The theme is Maryland's African-American Heritage. Students can use quotes and pictures.
Students draw portraits and write a brief description of the person whom they are honoring. Display and hold a tour of the exhibit.
James Amos Porter is giving an exhibit at a local art museum. Draw a poster advertising this exhibit. Include the following items: who, when where, costs, whats' happening.
Playing with Facts
Post pictures of famous African-American Marylanders. Number the pictures. Have students write down who they think each person is. Discuss the answers with students and describe each person's life.
Great Facts about Blacks
(Give students a copy of this month's calendar)
Divide the students into four teams, one for each week of the month. Number the groups. The group number corresponds with the week of the month. Challenge each group to come up with 5 positive facts about Maryland's African-American Heritage and to present one each day of their week.
Nice to Meet you
Have students learn about Maryland's famous African-Americans by filling in this simple name tag.
Hello, my name is ___________
I was born in __________, Md.
I am famous because I _____________________.
Get to Know Me
Use the biography and quotation section to fill in this form.
Bet You Don't Know!
Make up questions and answers about Maryland's African-American Heritage.
ex. Which famous African-American Marylander was once a Minister to Haiti?(Frederick Douglass)
Pick teams and ask each team questions for 10 min. The team who answers the most questions correctly wins!
Here are links to three seperate worksheets that you can print and copy for student use online.
Who Am I?
There are several free resources for teachers to find prizes to give students. The only price is shipping and handling.
Boy's or Girl's Silver Bracelet For big contest, this bracelet is a perfect prize. It is eight inches in diameter with a bar and ring clasp. The large, oval links complement any outfit. To order, send two dollars for shipping and handling to Jolene Brown, P. O. Box 842, Beatty, NV. 89003.
Student Reward Value Pack This variety pack of prizes is an assortment of jigsaw puzzles, mini coloring books, pencil tops, erasers, and stickers. Every request yields 20 prizes. To order, send two dollars for shipping and handling to Surprises All sizes #115, 12 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19118.
Awards and Achievement Stickers These half inch round stickers are perfect for papers. For just one dollar (shipping and handling), you will receive 200 colorful stickers. The perfect reward for a great assignment. To order, send one dollar toThe Very Best, P.O. Box 2838. Department TR, Long Beach, CA. 90801.
Here is a selected bibliography of books we used to create this website.
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