Black History In the Making - Marley Dias (1,000 Black Girl Books)

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6th - 12th
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Black History is American History and should be celebrated year round. When Black History is celebrated, it should include positive highlights of the contributions by Black people in the past and the present. This activity highlights Black History in the Making.

The Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to expose students to black people who are currently making history. Students are often inundated with information about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and they can speak about Rosa Parks, but what they may not know is that there are people of their generation, who look like them now, who are currently making history. The goal is to inspire.

The activities can be used for students from 6th – 12th grade.

What’s Included:

➢ 1 Informational Text Passage: The passage informs students of a current movement that has been started by a young black girl aiming to increase diversity in literature.

➢ 1 Discussion Question: This question can be answered independently, and THEN used for discussion, OR the class can simply discuss it without student preparation.

➢ 4 Tasks

* Task 1 is a reflection activity that challenges students to consider their reading experiences in school.

* Task 2 has students take a deeper look into the characters in their readings.

* Task 3 requires students to independently research terms from the informational text.

* Task 4 has students consider things they are passionate about and brainstorm ways they can make a difference.


For more Black History activities,

Black History Month: A Brief History

Black History Month: Misty Copeland

Black History in the Making: Mikaila Ulmer

Need vocabulary?


- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 1

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 2

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 3

- NO PREP: High School Vocabulary (4 weeks) Unit 4

These units build and can be used consecutively.


- NO PREP Middle School Vocabulary (4 Weeks)

For additional practice with vocabulary words, check out my Vocabulary Graphic Organizers.

Sub Plans?

Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 6th Grade

Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 7th Grade

Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 8th Grade

Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 9th/10th Grade


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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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