Famous Black Americans: Eleven to Twenty

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Challenge your students to do independent research and to think critically in reporting about a Famous Black American. This unit provides options for using the computer and the internet to create either a poster or a slideshow on one of 10 famous Black Americans. Included are student instructions for both posters and slideshows; grading rubric for both the posters and slideshows; a detailed analysis of the life of each of the 10 Black Americans (which teachers may use for checking their students’ facts - i.e. an answer key); and an introduction to the unit The unit is suitable for 6th through 8th graders with the teacher adjusting the amount of information expected, depending on the grade level. The download is available as a PDF and includes 35 pages.
Here is a list of the 10 Black Americans covered in this unit:
Frederick Douglass - abolitionist
Charles Drew - surgeon and founder of blood banks)
Langston Hughes - poet
Martin Luther King - Civil Rights leader
Thurgood Marshall - Civil Rights lawyer & Supreme Court Justice
Elijah McCoy - inventor of lubrication devices
Norbert Rillieux - inventor of sugar evaporator
Wilma Rudolph - athlete and Olympic gold medalist
Ida B. Wells - journalist involved in anti-lynching movement
Granville T. Woods - inventor
(If you would like to expand your bank of famous Black Americans which can be assigned to students, please look for my other offerings: Famous Black Americans 1-10 and Famous Black Americans 21-30.)

Famous Black Americans: Eleven to Twenty by Diane Yale-Peabody is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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