Marcus Garvey Biography and Reading Worksheet

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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Marcus Garvey Biography and Reading Worksheet

This short, informative biography of the famous African American leader Marcus Garvey provides a fascinating look into his life and beliefs. The one page article describes how he came to America and rose to for the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and African Communities League (ACL).

It compares his beliefs to Booker T. Washington’s and goes on to explain how Garvey came to reject integration and formed his Black Star Line and promote a controversial "back to Africa" movement.

Included is a one page set of critical reading questions intended to gauge students' comprehension of the reading.

An editable Google Doc version and answer key are both included for your convenience.

This makes for a great homework assignment during a unit on Black History Month, the Harlem Renaissance, Roaring 20's, or Civil Rights Movement.

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
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