Teaching American History – Literature and Lesson Plans

Teaching American History – Monthly Themes 

January and February – African American History

The Civil Rights Lessons 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Lesson Plan 


Who Was Martin Luther King, JR? – by Bonnie Bader

Dear America: With The Might of Angels – by Pinkney

One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams Garcia  – Lesson Plan

Through My Eyes – by Ruby Bridges Lesson Plan

Follow The Drinking Gourd – by Winter – Lesson Plan

March & April – World War II – resources

Bomb: The Race To Build And Steal The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon – Lesson Plan

Milkweed – By Spinelli (Holocaust) – Lesson Plan

May – Asian Pacific American Heritage History

Kira-Kira – by Kadohata – Lesson Plan Follow The Drinking Gourd

Inside Out And Back Again – Lesson Plan

Girl In Translation – Kwok  – Lesson Plan

September 15th – October 15th – Hispanic Heritage Month

Before We Were Free- Julia Alvarez  – Lesson Plan

Return To Sender – Julia Alvarez  – Lesson Plan

Constitution Day – Lesson Plan  – Lesson Plan

October – Revolutionary War

George vs. George – by Schanzer – Lesson Plan

November – American Indian Heritage Month

The Trail of Tears – The Story of Cherokee Removal – Lesson Plan

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One thought on “Teaching American History – Literature and Lesson Plans

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