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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Lesson Plan
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who is Katherine Johnson?
Who is Katherine Johnson?
Worksheet
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
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
Activity
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students learn what text features are, along with examples, then practice identifying and using them to enhance their understanding of nonfiction texts as they learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about soul music and the history of African-Americans in pop music, all in this Hip-Hop Music worksheet!
4th grade
Fine arts
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
Resolve to Read
Resolve to Read
Worksheet
Resolve to Read
This worksheet, inspired by New Year’s resolutions, can be used any 30 days of the year! Use the worksheet, Resolve to Read, to reignite a love of reading in your learner.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Jazz
History of Jazz
Worksheet
History of Jazz
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the birth of jazz music, and the history of African-Americans in pop music.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Your students may know about Rosa Parks, but do they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that her famous action inspired? Enhance students' knowledge of this important part of the Civil Rights movement while teaching cause and effect.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
Worksheet
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad helped thousands of enslaved Americans find freedom. In this worksheet, your student will learn about this historic network.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
How Pumpkins Grow
How Pumpkins Grow
Lesson Plan
How Pumpkins Grow
In this lesson, students will explore the life cycle of a pumpkin plant. Then they will have the chance to grow their own!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
Lesson Plan
Understand African American Spirituals
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Homework Planner
Homework Planner
Worksheet
Homework Planner
With back to school right around the corner, your busy kid is probably going to have a lot on their plate. Help organize everything with this weekly planner!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lesson Plan
The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This lesson will teach your students about the six guiding principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. They'll read a picture book to learn about these beliefs. Then they'll write about how these principles were present in MLK Jr.'s life, and how they're present in their own lives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan