- Understand and appreciate a biography
- Understand and appreciate an informative article
- Make connections to how historic figures courageously overcame obstacles and how they and others can similarly face problems today
Culminating ActivityStudents brainstorm some types of problems and obstacles that young people face daily. They then create an essay, poem, song/rap, or poster/collage describing those challenges and resolutions for those problems. Students should present and their information with the class.
Explore the concept of "courage" with your class by reading a biography about Matthew Hensonck, an African-American explorer who overcame hardships and obstacles to accomplished something no one else had done before: He co-discovered the North Pole in 1908.
After reading the article "Separate but Never Equal" by Mara Rockliff, students compare and contrast the lives of black and white people during segregation.