Students will understand, identify, and discuss the significance and contribution of 40 Black men and women to America.
(This product is now available as a PDF and Google Classroom resource with some additional features, such as linked videos. Click here to check it out.)
Are you looking for a way to integrate black history into your classroom daily, even though it might not be in your curriculum? I was, so I created this product. This is great for any time of year, but specifically for Black History Month. You can:
The idea is that cards (which have a black American photo on the front and a couple sentences about that person on the back) will be put onto necklaces or clips. Everyday your students will get a new necklace for the day. They will read about that American and share with peers, talk about that American at lunch or to their specials teacher, etc. through the day. At the end of the day, there is a “Daily Challenge” that takes mere minutes. The teacher projects or asks the question (or sentence frame) from the challenge card and students respond orally with a partner, group, or as a class with a response for the specific American they have. This can be turned into a writing activity, but will maintain it’s significance just through discussion. By the end of the month your students will have been exposed to multiple figures in black history and will have had deep, meaningful discussions, without having to try to interject lessons into your already crammed pacing.
This download includes:
-42 black American biography cards
-12 daily challenge prompts (these can be reused since they will switch Americans daily)
-Timeline cards for a display (see preview; years on each card are the date of birth for that person)
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