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Who is Katherine Johnson?
Who is Katherine Johnson?
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Who is Katherine Johnson?
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Lesson Plan
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
History of Jazz
History of Jazz
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History of Jazz
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the birth of jazz music, and the history of African-Americans in pop music.
5th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
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Jazz Greats: Etta James
Jazz Greats: Etta James
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Jazz Greats: Etta James
This worksheet on Etta James celebrates the legacy of this African American singer of soul and jazz.
5th grade
Fine arts
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
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Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African-American jazz legend Charlie Parker!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
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Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Children learn about the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., including key players and events, and how it contributed to the eventual passing of the 19th Amendment.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
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Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Children learn about Madam C.J. Walker, the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States, in this Finding the Main Idea worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter
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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
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Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
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Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
5th grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
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Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
Children learn about Susan B. Anthony, an abolitionist and civil rights advocate best remembered for her contributions to the women's suffrage movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Cleopatra
Women in History: Cleopatra
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Women in History: Cleopatra
Cleopatra ruled Egypt and conquered the hearts of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Read a mini-biography on this remarkable woman in history.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Selma to Montgomery March
The Selma to Montgomery March
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The Selma to Montgomery March
Learn more about marches for freedom during the civil rights movement with the worksheet The Selma to Montgomery March.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Charles Mingus
Jazz Greats: Charles Mingus
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Jazz Greats: Charles Mingus
Study the contributions of African American jazz legends with this worksheet on master bassist Charles Mingus.
5th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Civil Rights Court Cases
Civil Rights Court Cases
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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
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Women in History: Marian Anderson
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Annie Oakley
Women in History: Annie Oakley
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet