Exploring Charlotte’s Black History

Sade Wright, 3rd Grade, Parker Academic Center

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


In this curriculum unit, third graders will be engaged in different activities
where they learn about influential African Americans in the West Charlotte area of North Carolina. The scholars will be able to learn about the five influential African Americans through video and readings while completing interactive activities to highlight what they learned about each person.
By the end of the unit, the scholars will create a digital story map with videos about one of the influential African Americans. The story map will include places and events, which represent the influential African American. The purpose of the unit is to help scholars learn about a few
influential African Americans in Charlotte who contributed to local history while learning about their neighborhood’s history.