Biography: Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was born into slavery, but on his own volition learned to read and write, graduated from college, and helped to found Tuskegee Institute. He became an influential advocate for education and civil rights, serving as an advisor to several U.S. presidents. 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. Designed for a fourth and year six social studies curriculum, this biography worksheet supports children as they learn to identify key ideas and events and make inferences with evidence.