DuSable Museum offers teachers the following lesson plans and worksheets for use in conjunction with a visit to the museum. We also offer suggested vocabulary lists for your students.
Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Students will learn to understand the significance of African civilization. Appropriate for middle school through secondary school. Includes the Student Investigation Worksheet for Artifacts worksheet.
Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable
Students will learn about Chicago’s first non-Native American settler, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable. Appropriate for 4th grade through high school. Includes the Student Investigation Worksheet for Artifacts worksheet.
Students will learn how to examine documents for information on historical purposes. Appropriate for middle school through secondary school. Includes the Student Investigation Worksheet for Documents worksheet.
The following suggested vocabulary lists can be introduced to students before visiting the museum.
- Kente Cloth
Middle School & Secondary School
- Primary resources
- Secondary resources
- authentic autobiography
- Reconstruction Africa
- Jim Crow laws
- Civil Rights
- Underground Railroad