Your 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will love learning about biographies and summarizing with these engaging Black History Month reading passages. Create a Black History Month Bulletin Board and connect it to the Famous African American biographies. You’ll have a classroom display of each person that your class is also reading about. Read about one of the famous African Americans, then add them to your classroom bulletin board.
The informational passages provide students with an opportunity to connect social studies and language arts. These articles can be used all year long. Students will learn about the bravery, ingenuity and passion of these Famous African Americans. As they read these biographies, students will work on reading comprehension and summarizing what they read. Students can use their summaries to create a final African American History Yearbook. This is a great activity to complete in February as part of your Black History Month lessons, or any time you are working on biographies or these historical figures. View the preview to see more about this engaging Black History reading activity + African American Bulletin board.
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Black History Month Reading Passages / Famous African American Biographies includes:
- 31 non-fiction biographies about famous African Americans
- Each passage comes in color or black & white options
- Summary page for each biography
Black History Month Bulletin Board resource includes:
- Labels for each famous person (name of person, years of life, why they are famous)
- Full size printable page of famous person in color
- Full size printable page of famous person in black/white
- Bulletin Board Letters (3 Options): Black History Month, Famous African Americans, World Changers
This resource includes biographies and bulletin board images for:
• Tuskegee Airman
• Thurgood Marshall
• Wilma Rudolph
• Sojourner Truth
• Sarah E. Goode
• Rosa Parks
• Ruby Bridges
• Phillis Wheatley
• Marian Anderson
• Michael Jackson
• Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Michael Jordan
• Marcus Garvey
• Jackie Robinson
• Langston Hughes
• Jesse Owens
• Harriet Tubman
• George W. Carver
• Frederick Douglas
• Edna Lewis
• Booker T. Washington
• Billie Holiday
• Bessie Coleman
• Bill Pickett
• Benjamin Banneker
• Hank Aaron
• Matt Kemp
• Ozzie Smith
• Halle Berry
• Barack Obama
• Will Smith
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