Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.