Black History Month STEM Biography Bundle

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    Reading Strategy Slides Presentation!


    How much do your middle schoolers actually know about Black History? Black History Month activities are a great way to begin introducing students to influential African Americans, especially in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! People of Color have made incredible contributions in the world of STEM! This resource highlights seven Black individuals who have made significant STEM innovations!

    Biographies are Included for the Following:

    • Alan Emtage - Inventor of the Internet Search Engine
    • Benjamin Banneker - First African American Scientist and Engineer
    • Charles Richard Drew - Medical Doctor and Researcher
    • George Washington Carver - Scientist and Inventor
    • Katherine Johnson - NASA Mathematician
    • Mae Jemison - First African American Female Astronaut
    • Marie Maynard Daly - Scientist and Researcher

    This PDF resource includes a two-page informational biographical article for each individual, a comprehension crossword for each individual, additional comprehension activities, worksheets, graphic organizers that can be used with many texts!

    These articles are perfect for Black History Month Jigsaw Reading activities or a starting point for student Black History Month Research Projects.

    Multiple comprehension activities are included to give teachers and students options!

    BONUS: A special "Informational Text Reading Strategy" Slides Presentation is included with this Bundle! Slides introduce over 19 Reading Strategies for Before, During, and After Reading AND strategies for students to use when the text doesn't make sense!

    What's Included?

    • Two-page Informational Biographical Articles for SEVEN Individuals.
    • A Comprehension Crossword Puzzle for all SEVEN Individuals.
    • Partner Discussion Guide with Discussion Questions.
    • "Sentence Starters" Comprehension Activity.
    • Biography Graphic Organizer Comprehension Activity.
    • Letter of Introduction Writing Assignment.
    • Answer Key.
    • Teacher Guidelines & Instructions.
    • Detailed Lesson Outline.
    • BONUS: Reading Strategy Slides Presentation

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    Black History Research Project

    Searching for more Black History Month Activities? This Black History Month Research Project is a great way to teach students research skills and help them learn about influential People of Color! This resource includes everything you need to walk your students step-by-step through the research, writing, and publishing process! Over 120 Instructional Slides are included along with 140+ names of influential Black individuals--including many women!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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