Black History Month Biographies {for Upper Elementary}

Black History Month {February} is right around the corner!
Blog post filled with engaging and interactive Black History Month activities. Challenge your upper elem. students as they read 5 biographies of African Americans who stood up for justice. Packet includes Black History reading comprehension, graphic organizers, and creativity bulletin board display. Full answer keys are included. Resource created by Jessica Lawler.
To get you ready and to simplify your lesson planning, I've got a FUN & ENGAGING packet chocked-full of print-and-go
teacher-friendly activities for your upper elementary students:
Blog post filled with engaging and interactive Black History Month activities. Challenge your upper elem. students as they read 5 biographies of African Americans who stood up for justice. Packet includes Black History reading comprehension, graphic organizers, and creativity bulletin board display. Full answer keys are included. Resource created by Jessica Lawler.
When studying specific people during Black History Month,
I always shared with my students the rationale behind the people that I chose. I wanted them to study people of character.
Those who lived their lives with purpose.
Those who stood up for what was right. 

This "Heart for Justice" packet stemmed from my desire to honor those who championed equal rights and helped to better the world around them. Teach your students about what JUSTICE means - and how much some were willing to sacrifice to make justice a reality.

This mega packet is everything you need to teach your students during Black History Month (February) - simply print and go! 
Full answer keys and classroom samples are included.

This packet focuses on 5 note-worthy African Americans:
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington
Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The packet includes five activities for your study of each person:
*One-page biography
*Note-taking Graphic Organizer
*Interactive Notebook Foldables
*Compare & Contrast Writing Prompt, Graphic Organizer, and Essay Paper
*“They Had a Heart for Justice” Craftivity/Bulletin Board Display

Here's a photo preview of all that's included:
Blog post filled with engaging and interactive Black History Month activities. Challenge your upper elem. students as they read 5 biographies of African Americans who stood up for justice. Packet includes Black History reading comprehension, graphic organizers, and creativity bulletin board display. Full answer keys are included. Resource created by Jessica Lawler.
If you're interested in the unit, but want to check it out before you purchase, you can download my FREE SAMPLER - it includes all of the activities in the packet that pertain to Harriet Tubman, an African American who demonstrated her HEART for JUSTICE:
Blog post filled with engaging and interactive Black History Month activities. Challenge your upper elem. students as they read 5 biographies of African Americans who stood up for justice. Packet includes Black History reading comprehension, graphic organizers, and creativity bulletin board display. Full answer keys are included. Resource created by Jessica Lawler.
If you download this free sampler, please leave feedback :)

And if you like what you see, you can purchase the full unit
which includes all of the activities for four other note-worthy African Americans:


If you're looking for more resources specifically about Dr. Martin Luther King, you can check out my 55-page, print-and-go MLK MEGA Packet.

Do you have a favorite activity that you use in your classroom during Black History Month? Or what about a children's book that captures the heart of an African American champion? I'd love to hear about it - please share in the comments section below.

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