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Black History Month Research Project


Is your class learning about important and influential men and women for Black History Month? These 30 (2-page) custom-created organizers will be perfect for your students to use to guide their research! It includes answer keys too!

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This unit includes 30 (2-page) research organizers—just copy back to back—for a fun research activity.
With 15 Important and Influential Men:
✔Ben Carson
✔Willie 'Bill' Pickett
✔Frederick Douglass
✔Jesse Jackson
✔Malcolm X
✔Marcus Garvey
✔Nat Turner
✔Nelson Mandela
✔Thurgood Marshall
✔Colin Powell
✔Philip Randolph
✔Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
✔Scott Joplin
✔Benjamin Banneker
✔Booker T. Washington

With 15 Important and Influential Women:
✔Amelia Boynton Robinson
✔Condoleezza Rice
✔Sojourner Truth
✔Ruby Bridges
✔Rosa Parks
✔Daisy Bates
✔Dorothy Height
✔Diane Nash
✔Marcy McLeod Bethune
✔Harriet Tubman
✔Alice Walker
✔Wilma Rudolph
✔Ella Baker
✔Bessie Coleman
✔Edna Lewis
✔Plus TWO Blank Organizers for you to write in your own names for research!

On these TWO page organizers it asks the following questions:
✔Three facts I learned about him/her
✔Three words that describe her/him
✔Explain how he/she made the world a better place
✔What I admire most about her/him is:
✔Was quoted saying
✔One obstacle he/she overcame to achieve success
✔What is he/she famous for?

There are TWO options for page 2 depending on the age of your students and time allotted for this unit:

Use Page 2-Male and Page 2-Female organizers with connection questions and a dedicated place for students to cite their sources or record where they found their information. *Make sure you have the correct gender page for this option.
Another option is to use the organizers to write three facts about that famous person and color to help younger students connect to the information.

There is a good mix of female and men influential people for Black History Month. I usually partner up the students and have them do the research as a team using books from the library or online encyclopedias.

For the final project, I have students create a poster with all the facts to present to the class about their famous people.
I've included two blank organizers (one for females and one for males) in case you have other influential people that you'd like to use for this project also.

This is a Digital Download. No Physical Product will be shipped. 



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  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


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    For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

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