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The Veteran Cathay Williams
The Veteran Cathay Williams
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The Veteran Cathay Williams
In the worksheet, The Veteran Cathay Williams, learners will read about a female veteran who helped pave the way for females to serve in the military. Cathay Williams was the only woman Buffalo Soldier. Find a differentiated works
4th grade
Social studies
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Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
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Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Get to know John Coltrane, a jazz legend, with this music history worksheet! Read his mini-biography and answer some trivia.
4th grade
Fine arts
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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
In this historical heroes worksheet, children are introduced to Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to help found Tuskegee University and advocate for the educational and civl rights of fellow African Americans.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens
This worksheet introduces students to Jesse Owens, whose successes in the 1938 Olympics made history and paved the way for African-Americans in all sports and fields.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut
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Hatshepsut
Cleopatra's cool and all, but we just can't help loving Hatshepsut, a woman who, when there were no men to take the throne, stepped in and did things her way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Civil Rights Court Cases
Civil Rights Court Cases
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Civil Rights Court Cases
In this Court Cases worksheet, students read descriptions of five landmark decisions, then match them to their correct name.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter
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Rosie the Riveter
Children learn about Rosie the Riveter, a fictional character who would became a well-known symbol of the World War II war effort, in this social studies worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
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Historical Heroes: Lorraine Hansberry
Introduce children to American playwright Lorraine Hanberry, who was only 29 years old when she won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play for "A Raisin in the Sun."
2nd grade
Social studies
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Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
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Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Children learn about the life of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, in this timeline activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Alvin Ailey Biography
Alvin Ailey Biography
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Alvin Ailey Biography
Learn more about this amazing artist in this printable biography when studying the fine arts or Black History Month.
3rd grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
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The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
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Civil Rights Sit-Ins
In this worksheet, students learn how the Sit-In movement began, and the impact it had on both the region and the country.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Julia Child Biography
Julia Child Biography
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Julia Child Biography
Kids who are just starting to read nonfiction can get their feet wet with this easy Julia Child biography that has a quick comprehension exercise at the end.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Women in History: Annie Oakley
Women in History: Annie Oakley
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Women in History: Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley was the superstar of the wild west! Learn more about this Ohio sharpshooter with this worksheet on famous women in history.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Women in History: Marian Anderson
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Women in History: Marian Anderson
Children read a brief biography of world renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, then answer a series of reading comprehension questions.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Wu Zetian
Women in History: Wu Zetian
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Women in History: Wu Zetian
Empress Wu Zetian ruled China when the western world was in the Dark Ages. This 2nd grade worksheet that balances history with reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sacagawea Trading Card
Sacagawea Trading Card
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Sacagawea Trading Card
Meet one of the most well-known Native American women in our country's history--Sacagawea!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Julia Morgan
Julia Morgan
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Julia Morgan
Learn more about Julia Morgan, the woman who designed her way into California history, and also practice reading informational paragraphs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tuskegee Institute
Tuskegee Institute
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Tuskegee Institute
Learn about the Tuskegee Institute, an important site in American History. It was one of the first universities made to help educate African Americans.
4th grade
Social studies
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Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan
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Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from the South, and was an inspiration to all involved in American politics.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
A great way to introduce nonfiction to early readers, this Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz biography breaks down important information into readable passages.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
Children learn about the history and legacy of Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black towns formed after the passage of the 13th Amendment.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
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