The Excelsior Club

Jaclyn Peterson, Social Studies, David Cox Road Elementary

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit is in line with the 5th grade Social Studies and math standards. This unit will discuss the value African American placed on specific communities in Charlotte, North Carolina that are now regarded as historical districts. I will give a history of these communities and how it nurtured future leaders and Social Organizations during and after the Civil Rights movement. Some of these communities are in jeopardy of being lost forever due to present day financial obligations, but they will remain a value to the community they served.