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Who is Katherine Johnson?
Who is Katherine Johnson?
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Who is Katherine Johnson?
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.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Katherine Johnson
All About Katherine Johnson
Worksheet
All About Katherine Johnson
Introduce your second and third graders to the inspiring mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson. After reading a short biography, children will use what they've learned to answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
Lesson Plan
A Black History Month Lesson on Peace
In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will explore the similarities between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. This a discussion-based lesson that culminates with the creation of a peace wreath.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lesson Plan
Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
To celebrate Black History Month, students will spend time studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as they practice important comprehension skills through journaling and art.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Lesson Plan
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored as one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement. Give your fourth and fifth graders a chance to deepen their understanding of his life and legacy through this reader’s theater activity.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Jane Goodall
All About Jane Goodall
Worksheet
All About Jane Goodall
Use this reading and writing worksheet to help second and third graders learn about the inspiring work of Jane Goodall, famous scientist and conservationist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Lesson Plan
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Worksheet
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Children are introduced to Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who got her start at a young age accompanying her mother as she registered African Americans to vote.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Misty Copeland Biography
A Misty Copeland Biography
Worksheet
A Misty Copeland Biography
Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography: Booker T. Washington
Biography: Booker T. Washington
Worksheet
Biography: Booker T. Washington
In this biography worksheet, children read a passage about Booker T. Washington's life, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography: Amelia Boynton Robinson
Biography: Amelia Boynton Robinson
Worksheet
Biography: Amelia Boynton Robinson
First, students will read a biography of Amelia Boynton Robinson, and then respond to comprehension questions, using text evidence.
Social studies
Worksheet