Black History Month provides educators with an excellent opportunity to help students develop research skills and writing skills through a fun and engaging activity!
Students will research an influential African American, put their thoughts and ideas down in an ORGANIZED essay, peer edit and revise their essays, and present their research findings through a poster presentation.
For your convenience, I've also included an sample Black History Month essay and sample simple bibliography that you may use as a model and example for your students--they will know exactly what is expected of them for this project. Also included are rubrics--for the essay and poster as well as the oral presentation!
- Unit Outline
- Research Guide
- Essay Outline
- Peer Editing Sheets
- Essay Rubric
- Presentation Rubric
- List of Possible Subjects
- Presentation Note Sheets
- BONUS: Example Essay
- BONUS: Example Poster
- BONUS: Example Bibliography
Don't miss this great way to teach your students important research, writing and communication skills!!
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