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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
Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Worksheet
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
Bio Poem Template
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
In this worksheet, children read an example of a bio poem for jazz musician Thelonious Monk, then use the prompt to create a bio poem for a person of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Worksheet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
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.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Martin Luther King Jr. Cut-and-Paste Timeline
Martin Luther King Jr. Cut-and-Paste Timeline
Worksheet
Martin Luther King Jr. Cut-and-Paste Timeline
In this Martin Luther King Jr. Cut-and-Paste Timeline worksheet, students will learn about the life of an important historical figure.
3rd 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
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
Worksheet
W.E.B. Du Bois
Introduce second and third graders to W.E.B. Du Bois, writer, sociologist, and civil rights advocate, with this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Worksheet
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
The Civil Rights Movement: The Later Years worksheet, children read about the issues that emerged later in the movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Worksheet
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
This worksheet is a brief introduction to the human rights activist and feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Who Am I? African American Musicians
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Musicians
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important musicians in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Write About Mae Jemison
Write About Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Write About Mae Jemison
Use this worksheet to help students write sentences about the first African American women to enter space, Mae Jemison.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Learners will decide which two statements are true and which is a lie.
3rd 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
Math
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Whether it’s a poet, inventor, or famous scientist, this worksheet will help learners gather and organize important information.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important historical figures who were activists during the civil rights movement.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The March on Washington
The March on Washington
Worksheet
The March on Washington
In this worksheet, children read about the March on Washington, the ideals that inspired it,  and the people who attended it.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
African American Poets
African American Poets
Lesson Plan
African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Math
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
Who is Angela Davis?
Who is Angela Davis?
Worksheet
Who is Angela Davis?
Use this reading and writing worksheet to teach first and second grade students about Angela Davis and her life as an activist, writer, and scholar.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet