The People of the United States

Group of People:

African Americans
By: Olivia, Emma, Hailey, and Chad

Settlement Experience By:Emma and Olivia:

  • Create a simple sketch to represent this group's settlement experience. Post your sketch below...


  • Write or record a sentence to describe this group's settlement experience. Post your description below...
  • We did not record a sentence describing the African Americans settlement experience, instead we did a powerpoint on the settlement experience. Here it is:

  • What did the African Americans contribute to the settlement of America?
  • Their contributions were:
  • Foods: corn bread, black eyed peas, collared greens, and yams
  • words: jazz, voodoo,& tote
  • Interesting Things: banjos, drums,& proverbs
  • Other Gifts: ragtime music, spirituals, folktales, & dance styles
  • Source: Social Studies Alive the Regions of Our Country book

This Land Is Your Land

"This land is your land, this land is my land,
from California to the New York Island,
from the Redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters, Audacity:
this land was made for you and me."
on the way from africa to the USA, they brought with them, ragtime music, corn bread and yams,
they brought banjoooooos,(this land was made for you and me)

Write four new verses for the song "This Land is Your Land".
Your verses must be about four the groups studied in this lesson, and should contain
information about where each group came from and the contributions each group has made to the
American society.
  • Native Americans
  • Latinos
  • European Americans
  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
When you are done, use Audacity to record your group singing your song (remember to include the first verse, posted above!).
Post your audacity recording below

Connections...By: Hailey

What connections did you notice between your group of people and another group?
The Latinos and the African Americans both liked to dance.
They both have their own styles of music.

Questions... By: Chad

What do you wonder about your group's settlement experience? If given the chance, what questions would you ask them?
  1. . How did they travel? By boat/ship
  2. . (Estimating) How many People traveled? About two hundred
  3. . Were the Americans happy about this? Yes, because of all the new stuff that they learned.