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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
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Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
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All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
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All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sojourner Truth Timeline
Sojourner Truth Timeline
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Sojourner Truth Timeline
Track important events in the life of an important woman with this Sojourner Truth timeline, a great way to get used to reading and writing nonfiction.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About Katherine Johnson
All About Katherine Johnson
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All About Katherine Johnson
Introduce your second and third graders to the inspiring mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson. After reading a short biography, children will use what they've learned to answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Social studies
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All About Jane Goodall
All About Jane Goodall
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All About Jane Goodall
Use this reading and writing worksheet to help second and third graders learn about the inspiring work of Jane Goodall, famous scientist and conservationist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Jackie Robinson Biography
Jackie Robinson Biography
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Jackie Robinson Biography
Help your budding reader learn how to spice up a boring biography by asking him to add in the details that make good writing even better.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: George Washington Carver
Historical Heroes: George Washington Carver
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Historical Heroes: George Washington Carver
Children learn about George Washington Carver, who rose from slavery to become a leading agricultural pioneer, innovator, inventor, and educator, in this historical heroes worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
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Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens
In this historical heroes worksheet, second and third graders read a short passage about Owens' life and legacy, then answer the comprehension questions to help determine their understanding.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Alvin Ailey Biography
Alvin Ailey Biography
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Alvin Ailey Biography
Learn more about this amazing artist in this printable biography when studying the fine arts or Black History Month.
3rd grade
Fine arts
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W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
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W.E.B. Du Bois
Introduce second and third graders to W.E.B. Du Bois, writer, sociologist, and civil rights advocate, with this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
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Historical Heroes: Booker T. Washington
In this historical heroes worksheet, children are introduced to Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to help found Tuskegee University and advocate for the educational and civl rights of fellow African Americans.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Women in History: Eleanor Roosevelt
Women in History: Eleanor Roosevelt
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Women in History: Eleanor Roosevelt
History students can learn all the first modern first lady in this biography worksheet, and can develop their reading comprehension skills as well.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
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Learning About Amelia Boynton Robinson
Children are introduced to Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who got her start at a young age accompanying her mother as she registered African Americans to vote.
2nd grade
Social studies
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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
Children learn about the history and legacy of Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black towns formed after the passage of the 13th Amendment.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Who Am I? Women in Science
Who Am I? Women in Science
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Who Am I? Women in Science
Young historians learn about four pioneering female scientists as they hone their research skills in this Who Am I? Women in Science worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut
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Hatshepsut
Cleopatra's cool and all, but we just can't help loving Hatshepsut, a woman who, when there were no men to take the throne, stepped in and did things her way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
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Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Mae Jemison is a pioneer; she was the first African American female to enter space! This biography of her life details her early life, education, experience as an astronaut, and her life after NASA.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens
This worksheet introduces students to Jesse Owens, whose successes in the 1938 Olympics made history and paved the way for African-Americans in all sports and fields.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
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Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
Children learn about Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner, a record-breaking silver and gold medalist in track and field, in this sports biography worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
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Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
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Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your learners research facts about Associate Justice to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
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Two Truths and One Lie: Frederick Douglass
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Frederick Douglass, an influential African American writer and abolitionist.
Social studies
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