This resource is an engaging two-week unit for Black History Month! This product includes a research project, an in-depth study of Martin Luther King Jr., and a Reader's Theater.
In the Black History Research Project, students will complete graphic organizers for ten famous African-Americans throughout history. There is also a matching quiz over the historical figures as well as an essay prompt and extension project ideas!
The Martin Luther King Jr. Activities product includes a vocabulary study, quick-write prompt, timeline analysis activity, and a biographic reading. There is also three-leveled reading passages of King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech with analysis questions. Lastly, there is an essay question and exit slip as assessments.
The Black History Month Reader's Theater is a 5-act, 25-role script that includes the following acts:
Act I: The Fight Against Slavery (Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass)
Act II: Achievements in Academics (Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver)
Act III: The Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes and Louis Armstrong)
Act IV: Trailblazers in Athletics (Jackie Robinson and Muhammed Ali)
Act V: The Civil Rights Movement (Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.)
The Reader's Theater also includes a quiz as well as an extension activity!
This resource is designed for middles grades Social Studies, but there are also great English Language Arts connections and skills that are developed!
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