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Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans and materials are for use with the Defending the Long Road to Freedom CD-ROM.

defendingroad An interactive CD-ROM focusing on the African American community’s experience within the American military. The centerpiece of the story is the fifty-year Army career of Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., the first African American promoted to General Officer rank in the United States Armed Forces.  

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  Receive a free copy of the Defending the Long Road to Freedom CD with the lesson plans and supplemental materials.  All you pay is $5.00 shipping and handling.  Click HERE for order form.

Lesson 1: The World Turned Upside Down
Lesson 2: Property
Lesson 3: Earning the Right to Die
Lesson 4: Buffalo Soldiering
Lesson 5: I Never Saw Braver Men

Supplemental Materials:

KWLH Chart
Document Analysis Sheet
Ticket Out the Door