Lesson Plans

Thank you for your interest in obtaining Yocum African American History Association (YAAHA) lesson plans and presentations. Our goal is to provide educators with materials and references to educate and teach the history of African Americans in the United States since 1619.

Much of our copyright material coordinates with content from our published book.


Curriculum for Lessons 1719-1819

Curriculum for Lessons 1819-1919

Curriculum for Lessons 1919-Present

Lessons 1619 to 1719

Virginia Company’s Grim Reputation

Britain’s Solution for Manpower

The Roots of Slavery

Lessons 1719 to 1819

Profiles in Leadership: Inventors, Explorers, Writers, Soldiers, Ministers from the 18th Century

Revolts and Runaways

Black Patriots of the American Revolution

Lessons 1819 to 1919

Profiles in Leadership: Explorer, Politicians, Sports Icon from the 19th Century

Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom

Profiles in Leadership: Artists, Entertainers, and Poets from the 19th Century

Profiles in Leadership: Inventors, Physicians, and Scientists from the 19th Century

Profiles in Leadership: Activists from the 19th Century

Profiles in Leadership: Educators and Journalists from the 19th Century

African American Medal of Honor Recipients: The Civil War

Buffalo Soldiers: Medal of Honor Recipients

Black Heroes of the Civil War

Avenues of Accomplishment

WWI Medal of Honor Recipients

Lessons 1919 to Present

Profiles in Leadership: Aviator Heroes from the 20th and 21st Centuries

Profiles in Leadership: Artists from the 20th and 21st Centuries

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right”

Profiles in Leadership: Performing Arts from the 20th and 21st Centuries

Tuskegee Airmen of WWII

Black Wall Street