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Influential Black Leaders - Research Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 10 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Help your students learn about and recognize some of the most influential Black leaders in history with Black History Month Research Project.

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Black History Month is an opportunity to teach children about the contributions and achievements of Black leaders throughout history. You can introduce many influential Black leaders to your students during your lessons this year.  Try teaching them about

  • Martin Luther King Jr.: A civil rights leader and activist who fought for equal rights and justice through nonviolent means.
  • Rosa Parks: A civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Harriet Tubman: A former slave and abolitionist who helped many slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
  • Frederick Douglass: A former slave, abolitionist, and suffragist who became a powerful orator and writer.

Our Black History Month Lessons & Materials Make Learning Fun!

There are thousands more amazing Black leaders you can teach your young learners about, so we’ve put together an interesting research project to help your students learn who some of these leaders are, and how they’ve contributed to history.

This resource includes a set of materials for your students to use to research a Black history leader of their choice. This project pack includes

  • Black History Project Rubric
  • Biography Research Template
  • Interesting Facts Organizer
  • Event Timeline Organizer
  • Descriptive Language – Characteristics of a Leader Worksheet
  • Qualities of a Leader Writing Prompt
  • Inspirational Black History Quote Template
  • Reflection Sheet

Learning about these influential Black leaders can help children understand the importance of fighting for justice and equality and inspire them to positively impact their communities.

This resource is available in both PDF format and an editable Google Slides file, just in case you’d like to make a change before printing. Use the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the file you prefer.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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