Can you name some famous African Americans who contributed to our country in arts,music, civil rights, sports, literature, politics,science and technology? There are 13 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher page with several extension activities, a key and lots of additional links of interest.
Other resources you may find of interest:
1. Martin Luther King Jr. A Biographical Play: Learn about this important civil rights leader who worked for equality in non-violent ways. Martin Luther King envisioned a world where the color of your skin did not determine a person’s value and civil rights! He was also a excellent orator whose " I Have a Dream Speech" is probably his most famous. Using this Reader's Theater Script, part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show series of plays, your students will have fun acting out the parts and learning about the life of Martin Luther King, as they pretend to be in the audience of Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. There are 10 audience informational questioners, a Did You Know? section of additional facts, comprehension questions, a teacher page with extension questions, vocabulary(which are highlighted in the play), additional links and the key. Martin Luther King: A Reader's Theater Script
2. Try this informative web quest on Martin Luther King! Grades 4 and up. One of Martin Luther King's quotes, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I have added comprehension questions and additional links/extension activities. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Martin Luther King Webquest
3. Learn about the Tuskegee Airmen with this informative play. Comprehension questions, a Did you Know? section, a Teacher Page with links, extension activities and a key are also included.Part of Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series. Tuskegee Airmen, A Reader's Theater Script
4. Bessie Coleman:
Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Bessie Coleman. Bessie was the first African American female pilot in the U.S. A. AND the first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot's license! Comprehension questions/extension activities, key. Bessie Coleman, Aviator! A Reader's Theater Script
5. Harriet Tubman: Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Harriet Tubman, ex-slave who became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Union Spy and women's suffrage advocate. The fun/informative play uses the format of Harriet Tubman being a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's talk show and the studio audience asks questions about her life and contributions. Great for Black History Month,unit on the Civil War,or Women's History Month. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key. Harriet Tubman, A Reader's Theater Script
6. Marian Anderson: Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Marian Anderson, one of the most important singers of the 20th century. Anderson also played an important role in overcoming prejudice toward African American artists. In 1955, she was the first African American to sing at the New York Metropolitan Opera.Marian Anderson, A Reader's Theater Script
7. Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Rosa Parks.Rosa, called the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", helped to change the way things were ... a bus ride home from work. The fun/informative play uses the format of Rosa Parks being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about her life and contributions. Great for Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key. Rosa Parks, A Reader's Theater Script
8. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series: Students learn about George Washington Carve,the Wizard of Tuskegee, with this informative Reader's Theater Script. As a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show, Carver answers questions from the studio audience about his life. Carver found more than 300 uses for the peanut. He also found about 118 products that could be made from the sweet potato. For his many discoveries, Carver is also called the “Black Leonardo”(after Leonardo da Vinci). He was an early believer in recycling and believed in the importance of respecting nature.George Washington Carver: A Reader's Theater Script
9. Learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and mathematician, who played a very important role with NASA’s early space missions. The movie Hidden Figures highlights the role of NASA's "computers" such as Katherine Johnson and their contributions. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of Reader's Theater Scripts, there are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section,a Teacher page with extensions/links and key. A great STEM biography! Katherine Johnson, The "Computer that Wore Skirts"
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