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Lower and Upper Grades Black History Research Unit (Print Version)


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This Black History Biographies Printable Research Unit is perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying black history.

It is great for Black History Month in February or any time of year. Great for black history biographies, reports, and projects!


Page Count: 134 |   File Type: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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What is included in this Black History Biographies Printable Research Unit?

Students will first learn how to use the text features in an informational text including the table of contents and index.

Then, students will be assigned a black history historical figure and, optionally, a partner or group to work with. Students will have a Black History Research Journal that they will use as a guide as they research black history, civil rights, and their assigned person. Editable sections have been added to the research journals so you may add your own questions!

Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities: a report/presentation and a poster with a hand drawing of their assigned person along with their personality traits. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to see the posters and what they’ve learned about black history & their historical figures (optional).


  • Teacher Info Pages: This includes a sample unit outline, grading rubric, lesson plans for internet research, intro lesson, research journals, and final projects.
  • Book research/ text features worksheets: Students will review other text features including a glossary, titles, headings, photos, captions, graphs/charts, and special print. They will also compare and contrast the table of contents and index.
  • Internet research worksheets: These worksheets will familiarize your students with how to find credible sources on the internet for research.
  • Black History Leader Cards Cards with the name and clip art of many noteworthy black history leaders. You can use these to assign students a person to research.
  • Research Journals: The research journals will guide the students throughout their research. There is one question on each page for the students to find the answer to. 19 pre-written pages are included, plus 2 blank ones to add your own questions. Full-page and half-page versions are BOTH included in this resource. Choose which version is best for your students.
  • Black History Leader Poster & President Report Instructions Lesson plan for the student’s final project
  • Poster Example A photo example of the final project
  • Parent Letter & Invitation: Keep the parents in the loop! Let them know what is going on with the unit, and invite them to see the student’s hard work. Both of these are editable.
  • Final Report Pages and info: A final report page is included as well as examples and instructions for the final project.
  • BONUS! ALL PAGES in the document are included in both vivid color AND Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience**

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nicole Steele
Just life the preview!!!!!

File is exactly what was represented in the preview! Amazing resource that is organized and all set up for use. Thank you!!!!!


I love that the bundle of these units has BOTH digital and printable resources! I like the variety of careers/accomplishments you included in these choice cards.

Amy Smart

Excellent research focused packet. This packet has everything to help get the students started with their research and work through the project. I really like the choice cards to help divide up the topics easily. Thank you for providing color and black and white print options.

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