This lesson will focus on an African American musician in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania history. The teacher will present a PowerPoint about Marian Anderson who was born and raised in Philadelphia and who went on to become one of the most beloved voices of the 20th century while breaking barriers as a classically trained black woman and a Civil Rights activist. The teacher will use this presentation as an example with which to teach students about online research resources, proper modes of citation, PowerPoint design, and presentation strategies. Students will then choose one out of the following two historical musicians local to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: Francis Johnson or H.T. Burleigh. Students will conduct independent research and create their own PowerPoints.
PA Core Standards