This Civil Rights activity is the perfect introduction to Black History Month. This Crossword puzzle highlights the leaders of the civil rights movement listed below. Students study a brief but fascinating biography of each leader, then complete a crossword puzzle that tests their reading comprehension of the text.
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Students will select one of the following individuals below, study some of their most impactful words, and then create a zentangle portrait that makes a beautiful bulletin board, or hallway display for Black History Month. As well as a nice addition to a Black History Month Biography research project on one of the following individuals.
- Harriet Tubman
- Jackie Robinson
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Ruby Bridges
- Rosa Parks
- Fredrick Douglas
- Nelson Mandela
Another FREE activity that corresponds well and works as an extension to this activity is the Leaders of the Movement quote activity. It is perfect for Black History Month, and teaching your class about the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Students will read through impactful and influential words by some of the greatest people to have an impact on Black History. Students will then reflect on their favorite quote and respond to the prompts.
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