Lesson Plan Title : A Study of the Principles of Kwanzaa

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: Students use the Internet to find real life examples illustrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Objective: The student will be able to find examples in the news of each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.


Internet access for each student

Information on the seven principles of Kwanzaa


Discuss with your students the seven principles of Kwanzaa and ask them to give an example of how they are demonstrated in everyday life. When you are sure your students understand the practical applications of the seven principles, have them look for two examples of each principle using the Internet. They should write down the principle, example, and website where it was found. When all the students are finished, come back together and have them share their examples.

Wrap Up:

Students can continue this assignment by writing a journal entry about how they or someone they know demonstrates each of the seven principles.