Black History Month - During Black History Month, don't just teach your students about racism, but teach them about important contributions of African Americans. There are some amazing African American Sports Heroes that shaped sports in America. This Black History unit will likely have high interest and involvement for your students.
In this Black History Month unit, you will show your students the PowerPoint slides of these African American Sports Heroes:
Jackie Robinson - Baseball
Wilma Rudolph - Track
Muhammad Ali - Boxing
Jim Brown - Football
Arthur Ashe - Tennis
Michael Jordan - Basketball
Each slide has a photo and text to read and discuss with your students. After reading the slides together, the students will complete a close read on each Black History Sports Hero. There are two slightly different leveled passages for each close read athlete designed for differentiation.
Included is also:
Black History flip book
Black History graphic organizer
2 writing prompts
Close Reading Tips
PDF or PowerPoint options are available for whole group slides in a zipped folder.
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Athletes highlighted in this Black History Month Unit: Muhammad Ali, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, Arthur Ashe, Jim Brown.