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Teaching A New African-American Culture

A New African-American Culture

When immigrants reach a new land, their old ways die hard. This has been the case with most immigrant groups to the New World. The language, customs, values, religious beliefs, and artistic forms they bring across the Atlantic are reshaped by the new realities of America and, in turn, add to its fabric. The rich traditions of Africa combined with the British colonial experience created a new ethnicity — the African American.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

In what ways did African immigrants meld old ideas with new ones to create the African-American culture that has influenced America for many centuries?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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