For black history month, have students research a famous African American person and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month research project includes:
-a graphic organizer to help students research their African American
-a rough draft writing paper to scaffold students as they create an essay
-a revising and editing sheet for their black history month essay
-a final draft writing paper
-a map assignment that has students label states that their African American person had been to
-a timeline assignment to help students create a timeline of their African American
-a model of all of the above assignments using Martin Luther King, Jr. so students can see what is expected
-a grading rubric to help assess your students' black history project
The completed project makes a great black history month bulletin board, or use it to help your students write a black history month ELA report for a wax museum project.
The scaffolding helps students successfully complete their black history research, write a black history month report, and complete their map and timeline. You could use this for a black history month informative writing center for your 3rd grade or 4th grade students. This is a great way to teach your students how to write biographies of famous people!
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