Let your students show what they have researched/learned about Kwanzaa by using this "All About Kwanzaa" 8.5 x 11 poster (landscape).
Check books out from the library, grab your media specialist to help coordinate research, watch a video on the topic, sign up for the computer lab, or even have kids complete as a homework project.... so many choices!
In addition to using this poster in December, you might also consider using it during Black History Month.
It would work perfectly as a literacy center activity if you check out some books on the topic and have them available for kids to use to fill in the information. Please feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like, as there are lots of options.
This poster will look great hanging outside your classroom and parents will enjoy reading them when they are sent home.
The Kwanzaa research poster activity has plenty of places for students to add their own creative touches with color.
The sections for the students to fill out are:
*place for name
*Kwanzaa was created because...
*Dates of holiday....
*Meanings of 7 principles
*7 symbols (there are 7 basic symbols)
*What the 7 symbols represent
*color the Kinarat the correct colors and tell what the colors represent
*African American boy says,"Let me tell you about my evening at the Karamu."...... Students will use what they know to write from his perspective to tell about the events at the Karamu (a feast held on Dec. 31)
Please know before you buy..... this is lots of research on one page. If students write huge (you know the ones :) they will probably need an additional piece of note paper. This works great as a graphic organizer to gather info. and then write a final paper
***Don't forget to check out my kwanzaa passage for interactive notebooks. It does NOT cover everything for the poster, it's just a fun additional activity. It also has a couple of the same questions, as well as some that are different.Click HERE
Also, don't forget to check out my other poster activity sheets. I have LOTS!
For other creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
~A big thanks from Molly Phillips~