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If you are looking for fun, engaging, and new ideas for teaching about black history, then this is the resource for you!
Introduce your students to over 20 African American men and woman and celebrate their accomplishments and inventions.
Your download includes:
This unit celebrates 5 men and 5 African American artist. Included are anchor charts, biography profiles, reading comprehension, and resources to assist your students in discovering the arts. In this unit, the "Arts" are defined as performing (singing, dancing, acting), visual (painting, architecture), and spoken word (poetry).
Some of these artists are lesser known because the popular ones are so heavily covered.
The artists included:
Bite-Sized Black History: Artists!
Marian Anderson- Opera Singer
Duke Ellington- Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday- Singer
Harry Belafante- Actor, Singer, Activist, among other things
Debbie Allen- Dancer, actress, producer, among other things
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson- Dancer
Norma Merrick Sklarek- Architect
J. Max Bond, Jr.- Architect
Langston Hughes- Poet
Maya Angelou- Poet, among other things
Bite-Sized Black History: Inventors!
This unit celebrates 5 men and 5 African American inventors. Included are anchor charts, biography profiles, reading comprehension, and the steps and materials needed for your students to create their own invention and apply for a "patent!"
Most of these inventors are lesser known because the popular ones are so heavily covered.
Inventors and Inventions included:
Madame C.J. Walker - Hair Growth Products
Bessie Griffin- Amputee Feeding Apparatus
Valerie Thomas- Illusion Transmitter
Patricia Bath - Laserphaco Probe
Marjorie Joyner- Permanent Waving Machine
George Crum - Potato Chips
Garrett Morgan- 3 Way Traffic Signal (amongst many other things)
George Grant - Wooden golf tee
Willis Johnson - Egg Beater/Mixer
Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker Water Gun (amongst many other things)
Black History Month Writing Prompts: Project and Respond
Includes a PowerPoint and a PDF to Print response sheets from!
Get your students writing and responding to prompts in a fun way!
Use the PowerPoint to project full color slides featuring 21 influential African Americans. Each slide contains a mini biography and a writing prompt!
Just enter presentation mode from the first slide!
Print out the response for students to write on. There are 3 response sheets per person! (63 total)
Print out the writing response sheet that corresponds with the correct person depending on your writer’s ability and stamina.
Great for Social Studies, Writing, and Black History Month!
A lot of the men and women are people your students may have never learned about, so this is a great way to branch out beyond only teaching about MLK.
We truly hope you enjoy this amazing bundle and we hope your students learn a lot about black history
Have fun teaching and learning!
-LaNesha and Naomi