This awesome lesson on the holiday Juneteenth is an excellent resource to use in your classroom! It's perfect for a Civil War or Reconstruction unit, to help students better understand the African-American Holiday, or to use during Black History Month!
The download features a detailed lesson plan, links to videos on Juneteenth, a worksheet, and both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources include excerpts from interviews with former slaves, historical images of Emancipation Day and Juneteeth celebrations, and James Weldon Johnson's famous Black National Anthem.
In the lesson, students craft an essential question then gather evidence to support an answer to it. This can be done through a station rotation, in cooperative learning groups, or individually, or online with the included Google Docs version. Finally, there's also suggested food and drink options for a Juneteenth celebration!
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