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African American History Elementary School

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Highlights: African-American History Month
Elementary School

Arts & Crafts!

Follow directions below for a fun in-class art activity!

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Objectives:

Students will learn about postage stamp design and important contributions made by African Americans.

Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Watercolors
  • Brushes
  • Crayons/Markers

Time

1 – 2 Hours

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Procedure

Some outstanding African Americans have been honored by having their faces appear on United States postage stamps. Select one of your favorite figures who you think should appear on a United States, African American History Month-related stamp. Design a stamp for him/her. Write a paragraph and tell why you chose this person.

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Example of actual postage stamp available through United States Postal Service

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Word Search!

Look carefully for the 10 names of key African American figures named during the tour.

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J O R E T C O R P Y R A M N N
M O O J W H J V O M F K O Y A
I I H X A A H Z B E G S G L M
C A C N B R F D H J K V D E H
H Z C G W L R I O C N A R N C
A L I O N E L H A M P T O N A
E Y Q K C S S J X P H L F U O
L Y N W Y B M L D J K O D T C
J Z Z H V A N P E A G U R N E
O J B C H R O K I Y K F A E C
R S U A H K C S C K O T N L I
D Y R Y S L W U B N A N O M L
A G T D U E B S L M I T E E A
N X M A R Y C O W S E R L A Q
G N O R T S M R A S I U O L L

  1. ALICE COACHMAN
  2. CHARLES BARKLEY
  3. EMLEN TUNNEL
  4. GRAHAM JACKSON
  5. JOHN WESLEY ONEAL
  6. LEONARD FORD
  7. LIONEL HAMPTON
  8. LOUIS ARMSTRONG
  9. MARY COWSER
  10. MARY PROCTER
  11. MICHAEL JORDAN (Extra Credit!)