No more scrambling to find a Martin Luther King or black history month worksheet! No more simplistic explanation that Rosa Parks was tired when she refused to give up her seat on the bus. This worksheet, with answer key, engages a range of skill sets: reading comprehension, cloze passages, 10 vocabulary words related to civil rights and another 33 vocabulary words highlighted from the readings for a synonym segment and spelling. A book report assignment is included with an initial 20 African American personalities (African American firsts) to choose from. There is a section exploring the history of the words “Negro,” Colored,” Black and African American” and the different context in which these words are used and the Dred Scott case is examined as a way to understand state versus federal and local laws. The geography section gives a brief overview of sit-ins in Greensboro, NC then discusses Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham with accompanying map. The final vocabulary section examines the vocabulary of resistance and ask students to research a historical event such as the March on Washington or the Stono Rebellion. The math section uses a bar graph to explore changes in the African American population between the 2000 and 2010 census. Answer keys are included where relevant. This worksheet was inspired by our desire to produce a Martin Luther King, civil rights, and Black History Month worksheet that could be used from January throughout the entire month of February while maintaining a sense of historical continuity. Another goal was to link 19th century African American history to 20th century history and incorporate these assignments into the regular curriculum, including the math curriculum. We wanted to add more depth and meaning to the content students are learning and provide different ways they could think about the material through reading, writing, geography, and math. You can assign as much or as little of these pages in any order that you makes sense for your lesson plans because they are written to stand alone. Make African American history meaningful, accessible, engaging, and rigorous! This is adaptable for grades 4-8.