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January 2, 2019

5 Effective Teaching Tools for Grades 3–5 for Black History Month

By Scholastic Editors
Grades 3–5

    There’s no better time to teach students about African and African-American history and the important role famous figures like Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Malcom X, and more played in the shaping of America and the world than Black History Month. From the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement, learning about important African-American milestones and accomplishments will help students gain a better understanding of the importance behind Black History Month and the influential role volunteering, service, and activism plays in making a difference in the world.

    If you’re looking for a few teaching tools to engage students in grades 3–5 during Black History Month, Scholastic Teachables is the perfect place to start. From graphic organizers that encourage students to make inferences from their reading to short texts that will prompt class discussion, these 5 printables will complement the lessons you already have planned.

    1.     Malcolm X: Play and Teaching Guide

    This play and teaching guide is the perfect resource to engage students and teach them about the life of Malcolm X. With a play to perform alongside important biographical information, quotes, engaging prompts, and an accompanying teaching guide, this teaching tool has everything you need to teach students about this important human rights activist.

    2.     Ain’t I a Woman? Read-Aloud

    This read-aloud text about Sojourner Truth comes with a summary, language and vocabulary tips, and of course, discussion and writing prompts to encourage students to reflect even deeper on the life and times of this famous abolitionist.

    3.     A Well-Rounded Person: Text & Questions

    This printable features teaching tips and a biographical sketch of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to enter space. Students are also encouraged to use this inspiring text to answer questions related to this famed NASA astronaut.

    4.     George Washington Carver: Text & Organizer

    This two-page nonfiction article and biographical graphic organizer about the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver.

    5.     The Remarkable Rosa Parks: Text Evidence Task Card

    This printable features a mini-passage, five text questions, a teaching page, and a text evidence sheet to help students build critical reading skills and learn how Rosa Parks changed the course of history.

    Scholastic Teachables makes it easier for you to engage students with enriching activities during Black History Month. But most importantly, it saves you time when you need it most. These teaching tools and resources are free to subscribers of Scholastic Teachables or are available for individual purchase. Log in or subscribe today to have all the teaching tools you need to help your students forge a deeper connection with the lessons you have planned for Black History Month and beyond.

     

    There’s no better time to teach students about African and African-American history and the important role famous figures like Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Malcom X, and more played in the shaping of America and the world than Black History Month. From the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement, learning about important African-American milestones and accomplishments will help students gain a better understanding of the importance behind Black History Month and the influential role volunteering, service, and activism plays in making a difference in the world.

    If you’re looking for a few teaching tools to engage students in grades 3–5 during Black History Month, Scholastic Teachables is the perfect place to start. From graphic organizers that encourage students to make inferences from their reading to short texts that will prompt class discussion, these 5 printables will complement the lessons you already have planned.

    1.     Malcolm X: Play and Teaching Guide

    This play and teaching guide is the perfect resource to engage students and teach them about the life of Malcolm X. With a play to perform alongside important biographical information, quotes, engaging prompts, and an accompanying teaching guide, this teaching tool has everything you need to teach students about this important human rights activist.

    2.     Ain’t I a Woman? Read-Aloud

    This read-aloud text about Sojourner Truth comes with a summary, language and vocabulary tips, and of course, discussion and writing prompts to encourage students to reflect even deeper on the life and times of this famous abolitionist.

    3.     A Well-Rounded Person: Text & Questions

    This printable features teaching tips and a biographical sketch of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to enter space. Students are also encouraged to use this inspiring text to answer questions related to this famed NASA astronaut.

    4.     George Washington Carver: Text & Organizer

    This two-page nonfiction article and biographical graphic organizer about the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver.

    5.     The Remarkable Rosa Parks: Text Evidence Task Card

    This printable features a mini-passage, five text questions, a teaching page, and a text evidence sheet to help students build critical reading skills and learn how Rosa Parks changed the course of history.

    Scholastic Teachables makes it easier for you to engage students with enriching activities during Black History Month. But most importantly, it saves you time when you need it most. These teaching tools and resources are free to subscribers of Scholastic Teachables or are available for individual purchase. Log in or subscribe today to have all the teaching tools you need to help your students forge a deeper connection with the lessons you have planned for Black History Month and beyond.

     

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