Discover the accomplishments and influence that Sojourner Truth had on America with a printable mini-book.
Let’s Learn About Sojourner Truth!
This printable book is perfect for students learning about Sojourner Truth, equal rights, abolition, or during Black History Month.
This mini-book tells the story of Sojourner Truth’s life and legacy in a way that young readers can understand and enjoy. The book includes fun facts, grade-level appropriate text, and images to help students understand his contributions to society.
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- Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in 1797 in New York.
- She had eleven children, but only four survived.
- She was a slave for 30 years before escaping and earning her freedom.
- Sojourner Truth was one of the most famous abolitionists in American history. She gave speeches all over the country about slavery and equality and even traveled as far as England to talk about it!
- In 1850, Truth gave a speech at an abolitionist convention in Akron, Ohio. She said, “Ain’t I a woman? Look at me!” This is often cited as the beginning of feminism in America.
- She fought for abolition and women’s rights, including equal pay for equal work, equal education opportunities for women, and an end to slavery.
Black History Month Printables for Kindergarten and 1st!
It’s hard to find resources for the littles, but not on our website! Check out the library for more activities and resources to bring into the classroom during Black History Month. Here are a few ideas for using the mini-book to supplement your February lesson plans.
- Have students read the book together as a class and follow up with a discussion about what they learned.
- Have students complete the interactive activities in the book, either individually or in small groups.
- Have students create a timeline of her life using the information from the book.
- Have students write their short biography of Sojourner Truth, using the information from the book as a guide.
This mini-book is a great way to make learning about Sojourner Truth and some of the most influential Black Americans in history fun and engaging for young students. Download, print, and copy your mini-book and you’re ready to go!
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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