Teaching students about important African Americans should not be confined to February. However, Black History Month is a great opportunity to spend some intentional time learning about these heroes of history.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks Freebie
This free Black History Month Activity gives students a chance to think more deeply about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. Students will read the information on some "trading cards," and complete a variety of activities using the information from the trading cards.
This is a no prep activity. All you need to do is make copies. Students will need scissors and glue in order to create the trading cards, and then a pencil to complete the activities. It makes a great center activity for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, and it is a great way for you to integrate social studies into your ELA class!
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If you like the free resource, then you will love the complete resource. It has trading cards for 15 famous African Americans, with additional comprehension and writing activities for students to complete. It would make a great Black History Month Center.
Other teachers have found this activity to be an engaging for their upper elementary students.
One teacher said, "This was a fun, engaging resource. I used it over several days and as a culmination to our unit of study. The kids loved the trading card aspect. Thanks!"
Another teacher said, "This was an excellent resource for introducing students to many famous African Americans. It was also great for helping students find details in text."
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