Famous Black Americans: TwentyOne to Thirty

Famous Black Americans:  TwentyOne to Thirty
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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 37 pages.
Here is a list of the 10 Black Americans covered in this unit plus one bonus inventor:
Benjamin Banneker - astronomer and surveyor
Mary Mcleod Bethune - teacher and Civil Rights leader
Shirley Chisholm - first black woman in Congress
Ella Fitzgerald - jazz singer
James Forten - abolitionist
W.C. Handy - blues musician
Percy L. Julian - chemist and discoverer of medical drugs
Lewis Latimer - inventor
Jesse Owens - athlete and Olympic gold medalist
Gordon Parks - photojournalist and film director
Bonus Inventor: Booker T. Washington - educator
(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 11-20.)

Famous Black Americans: TwentyOne to Thirty by Diane Yale-Peabody is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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