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Making History

Activity 1

Making History

Timeline African-American History Makers

Look at the timeline.

Look at the dates and the names. What do these people have in common?

Which achievement is the most outstanding to you? Why?

a. Imagine what these deeds meant to these people and their community.

b. Has the situation changed nowadays in that field?

Useful vocabulary: In my opinion, the situation nowadays is... There have been improvements such as... However / yet...
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Let's talk this out!

Share your findings with your classmates.

a. What made these achievements remarkable? Why?

b. Should these achievements be remembered and celebrated more often? Why or why not?
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Grammar in progress

Le Past Perfect (had + V-en)

Dans un récit passé, il permet de faire le point sur une situation antérieure au moment du récit ou de faire un retour en arrière sur un moment donné du passé.

Ex : Rosa Parks was not the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat to a white passenger: Claudette Colvin had already done this act of protest before.

Let’s learn!

Time’s Up

🕐 1 min
Pair up and memorize as much information as you can from this page. Then, close your book and test your partners. Set a timer for one minute each.

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1

African-American Firsts

Let’s use what you have learnt in and !

You are in charge of updating the infographic. Choose another African-American history-maker and present her or his achievements orally. Use visual aids to make your report convincing.

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