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Black History Month Research Poster Project


Celebrate Black History Month with this fun research poster project. This unit includes pre-designed posters for 26 influential leaders to celebrate Black History Month. Students research the information about their assigned leader in order to complete the posters. Then they can color the posters to make them their own. The project comes with a rubric and research poster templates to help structure their work.

What's Inside:

  • A Reading Passage to introduce Black History Month
  • Comprehension Questions
  • 26 Pre-designed Research Posters in B/W
  • Step-by-Step Directions for the Research Project
  • A Rubric
  • Two Example Posters

Please Note:This unit does not include biography information. But it does have biography research organizers for 26 influential people.

List of 26 Influential Leaders in this pack:

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Rosa Parks
  • Mae Jemison
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Marian Anderson
  • Althea Gibson
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Maya Angelou
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Booker T. Washington
  • John Lewis
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Barrack Obama
  • Langston Hughes
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Dr. Charles Drew
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • George Washington Carver


Step 1: Introduce to Unit

Step 2: Select Leaders

Step 3: Research Project

Step 4: Note-Taking on Research Organizers

Step 5: Poster Project

Step 6: Rubric for Evaluation

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