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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
Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
Lesson Plan
Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Write About Sonia Sotomayor
Write About Sonia Sotomayor
Worksheet
Write About Sonia Sotomayor
Children are introduced to Sonia Sotomayor, one of the nine Supreme Court justices, and the only Latina, in this reading and writing worksheet.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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
Who Am I? African American Poets
Who Am I? African American Poets
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Poets
This worksheet will expose your learners to important poets in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Mae Jemison.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Female Changemakers
This fun worksheet will expose your learners to important female changemakers in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Abolitionists
This worksheet, which reads like riddles, will expose your learners to important abolitionists in the African American community.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and  One Lie: Biography Edition
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about a famous person. Learners will research an important figure and then write down two true statements and one false statement.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Greensboro Sit-In
Greensboro Sit-In
Worksheet
Greensboro Sit-In
Children learn about the Sit-In movement in the United States, whereby Americans staged nonviolent sit-ins to protest businesses' racist segregationist policies.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Frederick Douglass, an influential African American writer and abolitionist.
Social studies
Worksheet
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
Activity
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
This writing activity will promote dialogue about racial segregation and its impact on African-Americans throughout history with your child.
3rd grade
Social studies
Activity
Kid Reporter
Kid Reporter
Activity
Kid Reporter
Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
Activity
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, your child will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
5th grade
Social studies
Activity
Katherine Johnson Mini Book
Katherine Johnson Mini Book
Worksheet
Katherine Johnson Mini Book
Introduce young learners to the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, a barrier-breaking NASA mathematician, with this engaging mini book activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet