Lesson

What’s in MY Name: Cherishing the Names of your Black Students - Part V

Lesson Overview

Days 5, 6, and 7: Researching our names, Black histories, and sharing research in creative ways

It’s important to know that and think about how it impacted those ancestors and their descendants. This lesson centers on various African and African American groups. We explore this to act in ways that end anti-Black violence, as a core part of ending all forms of dehumanization and discrimination.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
1:1 Lesson

Essential Question

What does my name mean, and how did it become my name? Does my name connect me to Africa and the African diaspora? If so, how? Does my name connect me to any other places or human groups? Vocabulary: Introduce the disciplinary vocabulary.

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

6, 7, 8

English Language Arts

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Lesson Created By: Shaquetta Moultrie, Antoinette Gibson, Julia Dawson

Lesson Partners: Center for the Education & Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)