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Black History Month Activities Bundle: Coleman, Carver, Bethune, Marshall & More


Learning about influential and inspirational Black Americans has never been more fun! Celebrate This February celebrate Black History Month by learning about these six important and influential African-Americans. 

This BUNDLE has a variety of activities to celebrate and learn about six influential African-Americans:

⭐Bessie Coleman

⭐Benjamin Banneker

⭐Frederick Douglass

⭐George Washington Carver

⭐Mary McLeod Bethune

⭐Thurgood Marshall

This BUNDLE has it all! There are a variety of activities and several ways to use this unit to differentiate for students.

Reading Passages:

Have students read the passages where they will meet six influential Black Americans and learn all about their lives. The articles are written in 2 different formats depending on your students and the time you have for this unit. There are questions and scenes for students to connect and color. There are six organizers to check for understanding or evaluate their reading. 

Interactive Activities:

✔Meet Bessie Coleman

✔Meet Benjamin Banneker

✔Meet Frederick Douglass

✔Meet George Washington Carver

✔Meet Mary McLeod Bethune

✔Meet Thurgood Marshall

✔Life Story with Scenes & Questions

✔Fact or Fiction Activities (6)

✔Character Mini-Booklets w/Timeline Facts

✔Biography Organizers

✔Famous Quotes (6)

✔Character Traits Activity

✔Vocabulary Photo Posters for character traits

✔Who am I?

✔Quizzes & Writing Prompts

✔Answer Keys

✔PLUS a Black History Month Scrapbook with short passages and fill in the blanks for a quick project.

Centers/Stations Activities:

1. Have students read the “Meet” articles OR read the passages about his/her Life Story with scenes and questions. Then answer the questions on the biography organizers. (2 pgs.)

2. Have students complete the character mini-booklets with timeline dates. These fit nicely inside their notebooks. Visual directions for students are included on the next page. Prep work: make sure to copy them back-to-back to save paper.

3. Have students complete the quotes, quizzes, and character traits activity using the vocabulary photo posters. Prep work: Print posters & laminate.

4. Have students put together a Black History Month Scrapbook with short passages and fill in the blanks. The last page is the “Who Am I?” activity page. (8 pages in all!)

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