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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
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About Katherine Johnson
All About Katherine Johnson
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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
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History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
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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
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
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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
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History of Jazz
History of Jazz
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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
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
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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
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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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
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Jazz Greats: Etta James
Jazz Greats: Etta James
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Jazz Greats: Etta James
This worksheet on Etta James celebrates the legacy of this African American singer of soul and jazz.
4th grade
Fine arts
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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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
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All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
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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
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Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
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Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Children learn about Madam C.J. Walker, the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States, in this Finding the Main Idea worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
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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
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The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
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The Star, Mae Jemison
Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.
4th grade
Social studies
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Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
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Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Children learn about writer and poet Langston Hughes in this Historical Heroes: Langston Hughes worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
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Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
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Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African-American jazz legend Charlie Parker!
5th grade
Social studies
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Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
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Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Children learn about the life and legacy of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in this history worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
4th grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Harriet Tubman
Historical Heroes: Harriet Tubman
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Historical Heroes: Harriet Tubman
Children follow along the incredible life story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to rescue hundreds of other enslaved people.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
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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
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W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
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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
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Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
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Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Children are introduced to author, activist, and poet Maya Angelou in this historial heroes worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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
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The Selma to Montgomery March
The Selma to Montgomery March
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The Selma to Montgomery March
Learn more about marches for freedom during the civil rights movement with the worksheet The Selma to Montgomery March.
3rd grade
Social studies
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