Black History Month: Biography Research Project

Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
Black History Month: Biography Research Project
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Use for Black History Month or any time of the year......50 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.


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


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 50 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:

Muhammad Ali
Marian Anderson
Maya Angelou
Tyra Banks
Benjamin Banneker
Harry Belafonte
Sarah Breedlove
Ruby Bridges
Ben Carson
George Washington Carver
Kevin Clash
Bessie Coleman
Marie M. Daly
Frederick Douglass
Duke Ellington
Marcus Garvey
Althea Gibson
Sarah Goode
Matthew Henson
Billie Holiday
Langston Hughes
Michael Jackson
Mae Jemison
Lonnie Johnson
Michael Jordan
Marjorie Joyner
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edna Lewis
Nelson Mandela
Thurgood Marshall
Elijah McCoy
Barack Obama
Michelle Obama
Jessie Owens
Rosa Parks
Bill Pickett
Colin Powell
Diana Ross
Jackie Robinson
Wilma Rudolph
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Tuskegee Airmen **** This poster is researching a 'group' rather than an individual.
Booker T. Washington
Phyllis Wheatley
Serena Williams
Oprah Winfrey
**A blank poster with no image or name is also included. It can be used with any person. Students can draw or print an image to place in the picture area.

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.


Other Activities You May Like:

Black History Month- Martin Luther King, Jr. for Interactive Notebooks
Black History Month- 40 Biography Research Posters
Black History Month- Famous Black Americans Partner Skits
Black History Month- What are they Famous for achieving?
Martin Luther King, Jr. Mini Tabs Book
Black History Month Martin Luther King Poster Activity

Other Research Poster Sets your kids will love!!

All About Ecosystems Research Posters

All About Animals Research Posters

All About Inventors Research Posters

Black History Month (Famous African American) Research Posters

American Revolution Research Posters

European Explorers Research Posters Book

Native American Tribes (focus on GA standards) Research Posters

American Heroes: All About 9 Famous American Heroes Research Posters

Planets: All About Planets Research Posters

All About Popular Children’s Authors
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