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Black History Month Research Project

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Are you searching for a meaningful Black History Month activity for your middle school students? This Research Project unit is the perfect way to celebrate Black History Month and teach useful research, writing and communication skills at the same time!

Students will learn basic research skills, learn about 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 creative poster presentation.

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • 120+ Instructional Slides
    Teacher Modeling Built-In to Slides Presentation
  • Unit Overview
  • 9 Individual Lesson Plans
  • List of 140+ Influential African Americans
  • Note-taking Graphic Organizers
  • Useful Student Reference Materials
  • Answer Keys (where applicable)
  • Grading Rubrics (where applicable)
  • Instructions for accessing Google Slides Presentations
  • Instructions for saving Google Slides Presentations as a PowerPoint Presentations

Topics Covered:

  • Research Process
  • Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Bias
  • Evaluating Sources for Credibility
  • Internet Search Tips
  • Research and Note-taking
  • Outlining
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Writing a Simple Bibliography
  • Creative Poster Presentation

NEW! (2.3.21) - List of Influential African American now includes more women!

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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