Black History Month~ Famous Folks of Black History Enrichment Centers

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Cara's Creative Playground
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Famous Folks of Black History Enrichment Centers was written to be a companion product of my Top-50 Best Seller Famous Folks of Black History. I'm sure you'll love these enrichment centers just as much!

This product focuses on ten African-American Greats:
Ruby Bridges-First Student to Desegregate a School

Martin Luther King Jr.-Civil Rights Activist

Frederick Douglass-Civil Rights Activist

Jesse Owens-Olympic Track and Field Record Holder

Jackie Robinson-Major League Baseball Player

Harriet Tubman-Civil Rights/Women's Rights Activist, Underground Railroad Conductor, Abolitionist, Civil War Spy & Nurse (You Go Girl!

Phillis Wheatley-Poet

Thurgood Marshall-US Supreme Court Justice

George Washington Carver-Scientist/Inventor

Benjamin Banneker-Astronomer/Scientist/Almanac Publisher

Written specifically around Kinder, First and Second Common Core Standards, each center and activity focuses on one of the above Famous Folks, in either the ares of literacy or math.

Specifically, these are the centers/skills of focus:
Thurgood Marshall~USA Equations (True/False Equation Sort)
Frederick Douglass~Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Money Word Problems)
George W. Carver~PB & J Sandwiches (Time to half-hour/hour)
MLK Jr.~ I Have a Dream (About Fractions!) (Fraction Sort)
Ruby Bridges~ School Lunch...Yuck! (True/False Equation Sort)

Harriet Tubman~ I Spy a Vowel Around the Room Activity (CVC, CVVC, CVCE Spelling)
Benjamin Banneker~ Star Light, Star Bright (Syllable Sort)
Jesse Owens~ I'm a Punctuation Champ! (Punctuation Sort)
Jackie Robinson~ CVC Homerun (CVC Spelling)
Phillis Wheatley~ Awesome Adjectives (Antonyms/Synonyms)

Each center and activity includes a student friendly Direction Card that connects each center with its Famous Folk. Each also includes a recording sheet to hold students accountable for their work. In addition, I've included a full-page, illustrated poster that gives a brief background of the Famous Folks' most notable accomplishments. I added this bonus so this product could be used as a stand-alone teaching tool; so if you don't have much time or the resources to reach and teach about Black History, then your students will receive some background about these history greats also. The graphics used are from the ever-so-popular Melonheadz and will grab your kiddos attention. These enrichment centers are interactive and will challenge your students, while there's an element of differentiation involved with each. So even your ESL/ELL and Special Education students can benefit from using them.

I strongly encourage you to download the preview to see each activity in this product and to see everything you'll be receiving. I also urge you to consider looking at this product's companion product, Famous Folks of Black History.

Happy Black History,

Total Pages
85 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.


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