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Black History Month Comp Files: 15 Nonfiction Passages for Text Based Evidence
Showing evidence is such an important skill for kids to use! These passages are designed to get kids to look back and find the answer in the text. Each passage comes with 5 questions-no prep need! Just print, copy, and give!! This resource can be used in a number of different ways. You can simply
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Black History- Martin Luther King Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson
Study four heroes of the Civil Rights Movement through these engaging lesson plans. This unit includes individual texts for Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. Using clues from life event timeline cards, students discover that they will be studying about Martin
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Hidden Figures Movie Guide (PG - 2016)
Hidden Figures depicts the tremendous courage that brilliant African American women in NASA demonstrated in the 1960s. This movie guide will help students glean the many lessons that can be learned through their story. Discuss with your students the 14 high-level short answer and essay questions by
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES: BIOGRAPHIES, WEBQUESTS, GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE
Black History Month is February! This bundle highlights American stories of famous, brave, respected, and accomplished heroes. Explore Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama. Your students will engage in reading the biographies, writing t
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Civil Rights Leaders Free Sample; Harriet Tubman  #kindnessnation
Civil Rights Leaders: Harriet Tubman. #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths Students will have the opportunity to learn about Civil Rights leaders who have changed our world. They have all stood up for human rights and shown us that everyone can make a difference. This Free Sample includes all the p
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Martin Luther King Day I Have a Dream Close Read and Rhetorical Analysis
Engage your students in close reading and rhetorical analysis skills with this Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" close reading and analysis activity. This is a perfect activity for students on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a speech packed with r
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Civil Rights UNIT
Civil Rights 2-Week UNIT: This unit includes 2-week formal lesson plans (no prep print), 17 leveled reading passages (51 total), reader's theater, creative writing, hands-on game, lapbook/interactive notebook foldable notes, and a visual demonstration. ----------------------------------------------
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Ruby Bridges
This unit is a study based on the book, The Story of Ruby Bridges. The unit includes: *a craftivity with a writing assignment about "How Ruby Changed History" *a graphic to be used for an anchor chart *a lap book with a cover page *a pop up graphic *four separate writing activities: focus on
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Underground Railroad Reading Comprehension Passages
Reading comprehension passages! Common core-aligned! This pack includes 10 nonfiction reading passages with comprehension questions all about heroes of the Underground Railroad. Wonderfully versatile for classroom use - use in guided reading groups, for independent reading, at centers, as supplem
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Black History Month Nonfiction Comprehension Passages
Nonfiction Black History Non-fiction Comprehension Passages This set contains 12 Non-fiction text passages with comprehension passages. No Prep Print and Go aligned with common core standards RI.1.1 RI.2.1. This is great for high level 1st, 2nd, or 3rd graders. Even low level readers in 4th or 5th
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HIDDEN FIGURES ACTIVITY PACKET in BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The movie Hidden Figures is a great way to teach about important Black History and the contributions of women to the NASA program. But, you don't want to have your students just watch the movie! Engage them with higher level thinking activities before and after the movie. This easy to read manual
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., U2's "PRIDE, IN THE NAME OF LOVE," LESSON, ACTIVITIES
Black History Month - Martin Luther King, Jr., U2's "Pride, In the Name of Love," Lesson, Video, and Activities Teacher Notes…for you Common Core Standards and Lesson Plan U2's "Pride, In the Name of Love" Song Lyrics Handout (also for projector or smart board) U2's "Pride, In the Name of Love" 2
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Analyzing Allusion in President Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Help your students understand how President Obama uses historical allusions to achieve his purpose in his second inaugural address. This document contains *the full text of the speech (4 pages) *a thinking chart for identifying allusions, making connections to the speaker's purpose, and crafting an
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Civil Rights Mini Unit
In this mini unit students explore the lives of 4 individuals affected by slavery and civil rights issues through time. It was originally designed for RtI, with 30 minutes allotted for each lesson. The lessons could easily be combined for longer teaching periods. The unit begins with Henry's Freed
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Non-Fiction Reading Passage and Question Set
"Martin Luther King Jr." A research-based reading comprehension passage and question set. Lexile: 470 For unlimited access to 1,800+ research-based passages register for your free account on ReadWorks.org.
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Civil War Research Project (Independent)
This project was create for 4th grade Virginia Studies, as an independent research project to be completed at home. Includes differentiated choices of topic and project type. Includes grading rubric.
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Henry's Freedom Box
A drama activity focusing on the story Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, (by Ellen Levine). Our students will have the chance to activate prior knowledge about slavery and the Underground Railroad, identify new information and make connections with the story and new
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Rosa Parks: An American Hero (FREE)
Improve students' reading fluency in Grade 1 while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. You'll motivate students with these reader's theater scripts that also build students' knowledge through grade-level content in the scripts. The repeated practice and performance improves vocabu
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Primary Source and Reading Comprehension Question Set
"Rosa Parks: 100th Birthday" A research-based reading question set based on the primary source of a Presidential Proclamation by President Obama. Great for Black History Month. Lexile: 1410 For unlimited access to 1,800+ research-based passages and lessons register for your free account on ReadW
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Martin Luther King Digital Blackout Text Activity and Argumentative Activity
Free Martin Luther King Jr. Activity! Students decide if Martin Luther King's dream has come true by doing an engaging e-activity (non-technology option included as well) to create a blacked-out version of his most famous speech "I Have a Dream." If you prefer to focus on other skills other than
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Rosa Parks Bus 3D Foldable Project & Reading
Rosa Parks Bus 3D Foldable Project & Reading This fun, hands-on "craftivity" project has students creating their own bus after reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Included is a short, one-page story about Rosa Parks and how the famous bus boycott began. Students th
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Henry's Freedom Box a Book Study and Mini Unit about Henry "Box" Brown
This is a mini unit and book study for Henry's Freedom Box by. Ellen Levine. It has activities to engage your students, and a 3 day lesson plan layout for your students to get to know Henry "Box" Brown. Click Here to buy this unit in my Black History Bundle This unit contains the following: Teach
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Black History WebQuest
This WebQuest lesson allows students to utilize technology, critical reading skills, inference and writing while studying about African Americans. There are 10 wonderful people listed from a wide variety of backgrounds. This lesson can be a springboard to additional lessons or a great addition to w
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Civil Rights Leaders; Info.Text & Activities
This packet is the perfect way to begin your unit on Martin Luther King, Jr. Your students will read about his accomplishments with a one-page informational text, learn important vocabulary words and complete an activity. All of these pieces are collected in a pocket folder (directions for the fold
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African American Influential People
UPDATED! (01/25/18) NEW PEOPLE ADDED AND NEW LOOK! Great Powerpoint for teaching about Influential African Americans! Includes Birth and Death Date (if they have died) and their Accomplishments! People Included: Harriet Tubman Jessie Owens Ruby Bridges Martin Luther King, Jr. Sojourner Truth Ja
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Black History Month
This WebQuest lesson allows students to utilize technology, critical reading skills, inference and writing while studying about African Americans. There are 10 wonderful people listed from a wide variety of backgrounds. This lesson can be a springboard to additional lessons or a great addition to w
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TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING AND CODING FREEBIE
Are you a teacher that would love to learn how to use technology but you aren't provided the professional development you need for implementation? My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology in the classroom seamlessly. Who is This Product F
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Kindergarten Music - The Lion's Drum - Introduction to Djembe
As early childhood educators, we have a special role to play in the field of education. At the youngest ages, children are able to enjoy, participate in, understand and appreciate art and music. But, it requires teachers who believe this and know how to present music in artful and developmentally ap
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George Washington Carver
This lesson is a prime example of how to integrate authentically. In music, students will learn about the work of scientist Dr. George Washington Carver, while they work on their music composition skills. This lesson can be used as an assessment tool or project after reading Informational Text d
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A Band of Angels Lesson Plan and Prezi
A Band of Angels is the story of the Jubilee Singers. The Jubilee Singers were founded at Fisk University. When the singers learned that their school may be closing due to damaged buildings, the students decided to sing up North to raise money for the school. The book, written by Deborah Hopkins e
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The Sneetches & Segregation for Black History Month or Anti-Bullying
Use this NO PREP complete lesson plan, student handout and powerpoint with a copy of "The Sneetches" (or use link to read aloud video in PPT slide) to discuss acceptance, segregation, discrimination and text connections. Perfect for the beginning of the year, Black History Month or any time of th
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Folk Art Lesson Plan k-2
This is a folk art lesson plan for 2nd grade. It includes the PA Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities. This lesson focuses on the artwork of the folk artist Clementine Hunter and can be used for Black History Month. This teaches 2nd graders about pattern, repetition, folk art, primary colo
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Shared Reading Poetry
A great way to introduce Eloise Greenfield to students. Eloise grew up in a time when blacks were treated unfairly just because of the color of their skin. She thought there were not enough books about African Americans, so she decided to write her own stories and poems. Her poems are very musical
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Seasonal/holiday, black history
This hands on lesson helps teachers and students on the preschool level explore great African Americans and their contributions to history. Great hands-on lesson!
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February FREEBIE! Black History Month Lesson Plan
A FREE lesson plan for February! The lesson plan correlates to the book, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Great for Black History Month! Thank you! Enjoy! :)
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A Letter from Birmingham Jail Lesson # 1
One of the most important documents in understanding the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is the letter he wrote while he was jailed in Birmingham, Jail. This first lesson provides students with the opportunity to learn about the historical background of what was occurring in Birmingham,
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Make an Abstract Mosaic Like Alma Thomas
Lesson plan, including art project, about art Alma Thomas. Includes instructions, fun facts, photos, and more.
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Selma Pre- Movie Lesson
The purpose of this lesson is to provide children with background knowledge and education about the issues in Selma, Alabama before viewing the movie Selma.
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Martin's Big Words
Looking for an accompanying activity for the text, Martin's Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport? Check out this freebie that is an introduction to my comprehensive literacy and ELD unit that has students compare and contrast different versions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. The fu
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February Visual Lesson Plans
These are the plans that run with our story time part of the day. Our mornings consist of various reading and math small groups, one on one direct instruction sessions, and independent work rotations. Our afternoons; however, are focused on a story, comprehension, and a craft/activity related to the
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Martin Luther King Poor People's Campaign Lesson
The purpose of this lesson is to educate young people about the history and significance of the Poor People's Campaign as well as have students analyze the speech The Other America by Dr. Martin Luther Kinfg Jr. Students will be challenged to closely read the speech, respond to text dependent questi
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*Free* Black History Month Interview Lesson: Everyday Heroes
Black history month isn't just yesterday. It's today. If I were to ask you to name prominent African-American leaders that are typically featured during Black History Month some names would quickly come to mind: Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and President Obama to name a few.
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Ella Baker Primary Source Analysis Lesson
The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with an opportunity to analyze Primary Sources through the words of pivotal Civil Rights Ella Baker. The lesson provides students with an insight into the goals of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee through the words of Baker. This will h
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Expository Writing: Social Justice Leader Trading Card
This learning task is designed to provide students with an authentic writing opportunity that is combined with media design. Students are challenged to research and explore the lives of Social Justice Leaders. They are then provided the opportunity to design their own trading card for their chosen s
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Satchel Paige - Basic Worksheet for Kindegarten
This is a basic worksheet that I've created when I realized I wanted to teach the kids about Satchel Paige but I couldn't find a sheet that would work specifically for a Kindergarten classroom. The book best used with this is "Satchel Paige" by Less Cline-Ransome Students will write as you read
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Julian Bond Tribute Lesson
This lesson serves as a tribute to the life and legacy of Julian Bond. The lesson requires students to view and analyze his final speech that he gave at the Vietnam War Memorial in which he spoke about the power of Protest. This lesson will have students engage in critical thinking about how they ca
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MLK Quote Collage
Students will create a collage to represent a Dr. Martin Luther King Junior quote. Lesson includes one powerpoint slide that includes step by step directions as well as an example of a finished project.
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African Perspectives
In this 1-day lesson, students will be introduced to the concepts of Afrocentric, Eurocentric and Ethnocentric in relation to the ways scholars discuss African history.
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Salt in His Shoes Comprehension, Inference, Reflective Writing Packet
Salt in His Shoes is a story about Michael Jordan as told by his mother. It is a perfect companion piece to an activity for Martin Luther King, Jr. or a great stand alone activity in Black History Month. The story involves Michael learning that practice, determination and perseverance are what it
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Buffalo Soldiers
A cross curricular guide that helps teachers expand the thoughts of Black history month. This pack includes writing, reading, vocabulary and more! Download includes: -An original poem "Buffalo Soldiers" vocabulary words craft project music & art appreciation activity math lesson
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Podcast Interactive: The American Revolution Lesson 1
Students use the REBELLION podcast (free on iTunes) to learn about the lives of influential Americans from the Revolutionary Era. Included are full transcripts, 10 comprehension questions, essay prompts, discussion questions, vocabulary activity and math extensions. Corresponding podcast can be fou
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Express Yourself: Social Justice Issues
A lesson plan to highlight social justice issues in environmental and civil rights. Great way to tackle both BHM and Social Justice.
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