Black History Month: Research Project Banner

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6.58 MB   |   42 Biography posters, 8 Extra banner pieces pages

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Black History: 42 research banner pages.....a banner piece for every child. February is Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) in the US, so what a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating individuals played in history. You could also use these any time during the year you are studying these important figures. Don't forget to click on the preview image.


The completed Black History banner is going to look perfect as a hallway display or within the classroom. You can attach the pieces to yarn and drape them, or you can simply staple them to a bulletin board. They are designed to be a banner, but they don't have to be connected. Hang it at the beginning of February and keep it up all month.

I have marked these Black History biography posters for grades 4-6, but I feel they will be most popular in grades 4-5. Please use your best judgment and click on the PREVIEW button above to get a better idea as to what you are purchasing. Some teachers in grades 7-8 may also find these suitable. Once again, look closely and you can decide. :-)

Grab your media specialist, get your computers ready, and have fun learning about some new people. Have the students check out books and complete it as an in-class project. It could also be an at-home project, and then you can have the students report orally.

Another suggestion is to have the students use the banner pieces as an organizer and then use the information to do a more formal writing.

Late January (you could start these in late Jan and display them in Feb) or February is the perfect time to let students start doing some research independently. They have been in school for half the year, so it's time to see what they can do. :-)

On each poster you will find the name of a famous African American along with a black/white outline image of the person. NOTE: The images range from looking realistic to looking more like fun clip art. I used the images I had available. They all look good though :-)

Students will fill in the below information:

*Their own name
*Birth/Death of individual (if they have died)
*Explain their major accomplishments
*If they could ask the person a question, what would it be
*Obstacle faced
*Education and Job
*Family
*Quote
*Words to describe
******There is also a banner piece that can be printed on the back if you want them to have more research spaces. The students can label these however they would like.
******I have also included color images to add to your banner to make it pop, as well as bow to print and hang on the ends if you want to use them.

You will find that some are more famous than others, but with 42 banner pieces, students could each do a different report. OR, if you want to focus on the more famous people, you could have 2 students do the same person. PLUS, I provided a blank banner if they want to choose someone else. Use them however you would like.

The Famous Black Americans Included are:

Muhammad Ali
Maya Angelou
Marian Anderson
Tyra Banks
Usain Bolt
Ruby Bridges
George Washington Carver
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman
Frederick Douglass
Sarah Goode
William H. Hastie
Dorothy Height
Billie Holiday
Langston Hughes
Michael Jackson
Dr. Mae Jemison
Michael Jordan
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lewis Latimer
Edna Lewis
Nelson Mandela
Thurgood Marshall
Elijah McCoy
Hattie McDaniel
James Meredith
Barack Obama
Michelle Obama
Jesse Owens
Rosa Parks
Bill Pickett
Colin Powell
Jackie Robinson
Wilma Rudolph
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Madam C.J. Walker
Booker T. Washington
Oprah Winfrey
Phyllis Wheatley
Stevie Wonder
Tiger Woods

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Please... if you ever notice anything in my products that needs to be corrected, such as a date or any other factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.
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Thanks so much, as I always appreciate it when people stop by to look at my products.

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

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