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Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored as one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement. Give your fourth and fifth graders a chance to deepen their understanding of his life and legacy through this reader’s theater activity.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
Worksheet
Civil Rights: The Later Years of the Movement
The Civil Rights Movement: The Later Years worksheet, children read about the issues that emerged later in the movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The First All-Female Spacewalk
The First All-Female Spacewalk
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The First All-Female Spacewalk
When Christina Koch and Jessica Meir traveled to the International Space Station in October 2019, they went down in history as having completed the first all-female spacewalk. Children can learn about this momentous trip with the help of this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Learners will decide which two statements are true and which is a lie.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Veteran Cathay Williams
The Veteran Cathay Williams
Worksheet
The Veteran Cathay Williams
In the worksheet, The Veteran Cathay Williams, learners will read about a female veteran who helped pave the way for females to serve in the military. Cathay Williams was the only woman Buffalo Soldier. Find a differentiated works
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jazz Greats - Thelonious Monk
Jazz Greats - Thelonious Monk
Worksheet
Jazz Greats - Thelonious Monk
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African American jazz legends! Here’s a page on Thelonious Monk, the first name in the modern jazz movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Get to know John Coltrane, a jazz legend, with this music history worksheet! Read his mini-biography and answer some trivia.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Worksheet
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Children learn about writer and poet Langston Hughes in this Historical Heroes: Langston Hughes worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Civil Rights Court Cases
Civil Rights Court Cases
Worksheet
Civil Rights Court Cases
In this Court Cases worksheet, students read descriptions of five landmark decisions, then match them to their correct name.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter
Worksheet
Rosie the Riveter
Children learn about Rosie the Riveter, a fictional character who would became a well-known symbol of the World War II war effort, in this social studies worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The March on Washington
The March on Washington
Worksheet
The March on Washington
In this worksheet, children read about the March on Washington, the ideals that inspired it,  and the people who attended it.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
Worksheet
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
In this worksheet, students learn how the Sit-In movement began, and the impact it had on both the region and the country.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Julia Child Biography
Julia Child Biography
Worksheet
Julia Child Biography
Kids who are just starting to read nonfiction can get their feet wet with this easy Julia Child biography that has a quick comprehension exercise at the end.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Women in History: Annie Oakley
Women in History: Annie Oakley
Worksheet
Women in History: Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley was the superstar of the wild west! Learn more about this Ohio sharpshooter with this worksheet on famous women in history.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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Biography of Wangari Maathai
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Worksheet
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Children read a brief biography of world renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, then answer a series of reading comprehension questions.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Wu Zetian
Women in History: Wu Zetian
Worksheet
Women in History: Wu Zetian
Empress Wu Zetian ruled China when the western world was in the Dark Ages. This 2nd grade worksheet that balances history with reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Sacagawea Trading Card
Sacagawea Trading Card
Worksheet
Sacagawea Trading Card
Meet one of the most well-known Native American women in our country's history--Sacagawea!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Julia Morgan
Julia Morgan
Worksheet
Julia Morgan
Learn more about Julia Morgan, the woman who designed her way into California history, and also practice reading informational paragraphs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Worksheet
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
A great way to introduce nonfiction to early readers, this Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz biography breaks down important information into readable passages.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet