BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES

February is Black History Month! Everyday this month we will be acknowledging a phenomenal Black woman that has done her part in paving the way for younger generations of Black Women!

This week on our social media accounts we celebrated, Marian Cook, Alexa Canady, Simone Biles, Daisy Bates, Dorothy Celeste. You can view each post here.

During the month we will also have activities at every level to explore the many contributions of African Americans. Below explore this week’s activities with our cross-curricular activities, printables, and lessons.  

 Daises & Brownies

Classroom doodles

Juniors & Cadettes

Who is Katherine Johnson Worksheet

Source: Education.com

Seniors & Ambassadors  

Virtually visit the illustrious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/schomburg/digital-schomburg

WEEK 2

Our celebration of Black History Month continues! This week, we dive into learning about Misty Copeland and her impact on ballet. Rising star Misty Copeland made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

For our Daises and Brownies we have an activity worksheet from education.com. Our Juniors and Cadettes can dive deeper into Misty Copeland’s biography with the All About Misty Copeland Reader. For our Seniors and Ambassadors, we encourage you to read the article below and then create your own routine! 

Daises & Brownies 

All About Misty Copeland Reader

Source: Education.com

Juniors & Cadettes 

Misty Copeland Biography 

Seniors & Ambassadors

Read this article then create your own dance

Week 3

Daises & Brownies K – 3

Simone Biles is the most decorated gymnast in world championship history as of 2019. In this worksheet, Trace & Write Women in Sports: Simone Biles, preschoolers and kindergarteners can learn about this accomplished Olympic athlete while honing early reading and writing skills. First, children will trace the sight word “she” and see it used in a traceable sentence. Then they will get to color a picture of Simone Biles in action before imagining and drawing themselves on a balance beam.

Download Worksheet

Juniors & Cadettes 4 – 8 

Engage students in celebrating Black History Month by having your young historians read up on important African-American inventors! Students will use this worksheet to learn about six notable figures: Thomas Jennings, Sarah E. Goode, George Washington Carver, Frederick McKinley Jones, Otis Boykin, and Charles R. Drew. Then they will answer comprehension and trivia questions to show their understanding of the topic. This social studies worksheet pairs well with the fourth-grade curriculum.

Download Worksheet

Seniors & Ambassadors 9 – 12 

Read this article on the Largest Civil Rights Movement You’ve Never Heard of and Reflect.

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