February is Black History Month, but we should celebrate the contributions of African Americans all year long!
With this definitive and engaging research activity, you can do just that. Teaching research skills and research writing can be a difficult task at the elementary grades. This activity addresses each of these in a logical, step-by-step, and easy to understand method.
This activity is also a sure way to teach an appreciation for all that African Americans have given to our culture and American society, while also reinforcing the writing process.
This packet includes a very clear and easy to understand explanation of not only the project, but the writing process, as well.
It also comes with a 4-point RUBRIC to help both guide the students in their research/writing and to give the teacher a format for grading.
Finally,an extensive (but not exhaustive) 8-page list of famous and important African Americans (past and present- 1700's-1900's) is included for students to choose from.
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