Are you looking for an activity to kick off Black History Month? This word search (with quotes) is a great way to get your kids thinking about some of the important words spoken by African Americans over the years. The words have great power and meaning that kids can apply to their own life.
Word searches can be a fun way to get your students talking about the important African Americans in history, as well as discuss struggles, successes, and famous words spoken. Your students will enjoy this fun word search!
In this word search puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions, and the content may be more suitable for upper elementary. Please see the word list below.
I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work. Maybe have them look up the words or use them in a sentence. Possibly even illustrate some of them. They are also great to glue in writing notebooks for future writing topics. They offer the perfect opportunity to get your kids talking about key vocabulary. They are perfect for early finishers. Great for a sub, too. How about homework as a family activity. Use this "Black History Month" word search however you would like in your classroom.
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For this Black History Month puzzle, a quote is given and the person who said it is listed. One word from the quote is underlined, as well as the person's last name. Students will find the underlined words.
For example, one quote says, "Character is power." ~Booker T. Washington
The words 'character' and 'Washington' are underlined. Those are the words that are in the puzzle.
The quotes are:
Character is power. ~Booker T. Washington
All great achievements take time. ~Mayo Angelou
We are the change we seek. ~Barack Obama
Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Truth is powerful, and it prevails. ~Sojourner Truth
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. ~Harriet Tubman
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~Frederick Douglass
Each person must live their life as a model for others. ~ Rosa Parks
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read. ~Mary McLeod Bethune
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