African American Heroes: A Research and Writing Project PLUS Centers!

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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This black history month research-creation is designed so students can research and write about 19 different African-American heroes. Depending on your grade and students' abilities, the research can be done in the whole group, small groups, or individually. Learning will be recorded on class anchor charts, graphic organizers, and/or in student research journals.

The student pages can be completed separately or made into a black history research journal. You could also research each person separately and only select the ones you choose.


  • Recommended Books for Research
  • Chart labels  (birth, death, hometown, contribution)
  •  Differentiated Recording Sheets (one with more writing and one with less writing)
  • Fact Sheets
  • Pictures

Heroes Include:

  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Rosa Parks
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Jesse Owens
  • Sarah Goode
  • Frederick Douglas
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Barack Obama
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sarah Walker 
  • Marian Anderson
  • George Washington Carver
  • Bessie Owens

Also Available As A Printable Resource: CLICK HERE

Don't miss these other hero resources:

Women Heroes

People of Pride: LGBTQ+ Heroes

Asian American Heroes

Hispanic Heritage Heroes

Native American Heroes

See the entire TKS Research Project Collection: CLICK HERE

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Thank you!

Greg & Jason Warren

Total Pages
112 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.


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