Black History Month Reading Activity: Black History Month Word Search (facts)

Black History Month Reading Activity: Black History Month Word Search (facts)
Black History Month Reading Activity: Black History Month Word Search (facts)
Black History Month Reading Activity: Black History Month Word Search (facts)
Black History Month Reading Activity: Black History Month Word Search (facts)
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Black History Month: Are you looking for a fun reading activity to use when studying famous black Americans? Maybe you want something to kick off Black History Month in February or when you are studying about the Civil Rights Movement or abolitionists. How about incorporating this themed informational "fact find" about famous African Americans into your studies! Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.

***This fact find isn't titled Black History Month, so it is suitable to use during any month you are studying the people included.***


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Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this 'all about' Famous African Americans fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. Because of some of the vocabulary, this is probably more suitable for fourth grade an above.

Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers.

This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes facts about 9 famous African Americans. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle.

For example, one of the famous people is Frederick Douglass. A brief description tells of why he is famous/a few of his accomplishments. The students will locate his last name in the puzzle along with a key word from the description. In this description, they will located 'Douglass' and 'orator'.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.

There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about Black History. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.

**Please note that there are many other facts that could have been included, but these are the ones on the search.

The 9 people included on this Black History Month: Famous African Americans fact find word search are:

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Frederick Douglass
Harriet Tubman
George Washington Carver
Rosa Parks
Thurgood Marshall
Ruby Bridges
Booker T. Washington
Sojourner Truth


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