Black History Month - Mikaila Ulmer

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If you are tired of your students doing the same thing every year for Black History Month, this is just the activity set for them! A completely different approach, this set is centered around an informational text that explains why we even celebrate Black History Month.

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 young black female entrepreneur who inadvertently started a lemonade business that helps bees.

➢ 4 Tasks

* Task 1 requires students to use the internet to complete a Google search. In the passage, there are bolded and highlighted terms. Students may choose one of these terms to research, OR the teacher can assign small groups different topics from the text.

Each group can then share what they have learned through discussion.

* Task 2 provides students with 3 different QR codes that link to videos about Makaila Ulmer. FYI, the first video links to an Instagram account. If students cannot access Instagram on the school’s network, you can change the directions and just have students do the second and third codes.

* Task 3 is a Google search that allows students to review infographics on the importance of bees. Students choose important facts and statistics.

This is a great opportunity for discussion.

* Task 4 allows students to read current news about bees. Students review 5 articles, choose 1, and write an objective summary of the article.

This is also great for discussion as students are sure to have different articles and learn different facts.


For more Black History activities,

Black History Month: A Brief History

Black History Month: Misty Copeland

Black History Month: Marley Dias

Black History Month: Egypt “Ify” Ufele

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

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Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 8th Grade

Emergency ELA Sub Plans - 9th/10th Grade


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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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