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African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}

African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}
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African-American Pioneers Jigsaw {Black History Month}

This cooperative learning activity is great for any time of year, but is perfect for teaching your students about significant African-American pioneers during Black History Month. Students really take ownership of their learning, because they are in charge of teaching their content to others.

African-American pioneers included:
Mae Jemison
James Banning
Matthew Henson
Willie Thrower
Bessie Coleman

Included in this resource:
-Directions for the jigsaw method
-Research based rationale for the jigsaw method
-A set of research passages broken down into jigsaw chunks
-A list of ideas for how students can share their information with their group
-Student note taking pages for accountability
-3 types of notes pages are included to differentiate:
1. a blank notes page with topics only
2. a scaffolded notes page with fill in the blanks
3. a completed notes page with all pertinent information
-Student assessment for accountability with answer key
-Both multiple choice and open ended questions available

By making students the experts in their content area they take ownership of their learning and flourish as both learners and teachers.

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For more jigsaw method activities click HERE.

What does the research say about the jigsaw method?
• Cooperative learning has been identified as one of the nine instructional methods proven by research to make a significant difference in student performance
(Marzano, Pickering & Pollock, 2001).
• Cooperative learning consistently yields higher levels of achievement than either competitive or independent learning
(Johnson, Johnson, & Holubec, 1994).

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To see a video of how jigsaw works check out this video from Jennifer at Cult of Pedagogy.

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Other Black History Month Resources:
Black History Month PowerPoint
Influential African-American Women Jigsaw
Influential African-American Men Jigsaw
I Have Who Has Cooperative Activity
Research Poster Project
Research Trading Card Project
African-American Pioneers Jigsaw
African-American Athletes Jigsaw

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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