Black History Month: Biography Research Project

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Use for Black History Month or any time of the year......40 research posters.....a poster for every child.

February is Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) in the US, so what a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating individuals played in history.

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NOTE: You can also purchase this in a BUNDLED Pack by clicking HERE

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I have marked these posters for grades 3-6, but I feel they will be most popular in grades 3-5. Please use your best judgment and click on the PREVIEW button above to get a better idea as to what you are purchasing. Some teachers in grades 7-8 may also find these suitable. Once again, look closely and you can decide. :-)

This pack is saved as a pdf. file

Grab your media specialist, get your computers ready, and have fun learning about some new people.

Late January (you could start these in late Jan and display them in Feb) or February is the perfect time to let students start doing some research independently. They have been in school for half the year, so it's time to see what they can do. :-)

You can use these posters at any point throughout the year, as I typed black history and not black history 'month' on them.

Let your students share what they have learned about their famous person by using this 8.5 x 11 biography poster.

On each poster you will find the name of a famous African American along with a black/white outline image of the person.

Students will fill in the below information:

*Their own name
*Birth/Death of individual (if they have died)
*Explain why they are famous
*3 important facts about the person
*If they could ask the person a question, what would it be
*Obstacles faced
*A person that influenced the famous person and how they did it
*Personality trait and evidence

You will find that some are more famous than others, but with 40 posters, students could each do a different report. OR, if you want to focus on the more famous people, you could have 2 students do the same person. Use them however you would like.

The Famous Black Americans Included are:

Booker T. Washington
Elijah McCoy
Frederick Douglass
Jackie Robinson
Jessie Owens
Marcus Garvey
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thurgood Marshall
Barack Obama
Ben Carson
Benjamin Banneker
Bill Pickett
Colin Powell
George Washington Carver
Langston Hughes
Michael Jackson
Michael Jordan
Tuskagee Airman
Kevin Cash
Matthew Henson
Stevie Wonder
Tiger Woods

Harriet Tubman
Tyra Banks
Coretta Scott King
Maya Angelou
Oprah Winfrey
Rosa Parks
Ruby Bridges
Sarah E. Goode
Sojourner Truth
Alice Coachman
Althea Gibson
Bessie Coleman
Billie Holliday
Marian Anderson
Phyllis Wheatley
Sarah Breedlove
Wilma Rudolph

I have also included an 8.5x11 Title poster that you could laminate and hang above the posters.

My posters look great hanging in the hallway or in the classroom on a bulletin board.

NOTE: Once you have displayed them, they would be great to bind in order to make a class book. Use the title page I made as the cover for the book. What a great class project!! Kids will enjoy reading it for the rest of the year.

Thanks so much, as I always appreciate it when people stop by to look at my products.

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.

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