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Thurgood Marshall Mini Book

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Discover the accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall with a printable mini-book.

Who Was Thurgood Marshall? Printable Book

This printable book is perfect for students learning about Thurgood Marshall and the Civil Rights Movement or during Black History Month.

This mini-book tells the story of Thurgood Marshall’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.

Looking for Thurgood Marshall Facts?

We’ve got a few of those! Check out these surprising facts about Thurgood Marshall to share with your students as they dive into the impact of this Supreme Court Justice.

  1. Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights lawyer who argued for the desegregation of schools and other forms of racial discrimination.
  2. He was the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court.
  3. He won more than thirty-five cases before the Supreme Court, which he or his legal team argued.
  4. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department from 1933 to 1937 under President Franklin D Roosevelt’s administration.
  5. In 1954, he helped win Brown v Board of Education, which declared that separate schools are unequal and unconstitutional.

Black History Month Activities 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 Marshall’s life using the information from the book.
  • Have students write their short biography of Thurgood Marshall, using the information from the book as a guide.

This mini-book is a great way to make learning about Thurgood Marshall 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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