African American History Muslim Roots/US Blues


Secondary Level

Curriculum developed by Kate Daher, CAPA High School, Pittsburgh Public Schools. 2009 Fulbright Hays GPA participant

Historians now believe that at least 30% of African slaves brought to the United States and the West Indies were Muslims. This lesson plan informs students how Muslim religious practices influenced life in the south during the early days and highlights the origin of the blues music genre as being greatly influenced by Islamic religious practices.

Lesson plan include:
PS US History Standards
Word Splash warm up exercise
Map of Triangular Trade
KWL chart
Study guide questions.
Link to reading assignment