“All great achievements require time.” – – Maya Angelou
Celebrate Black History Month with six easy Level 1 readings! I wanted to introduce some newer heroes of history to my students. So, in addition to renowned historical figures such as Sojourner Truth and Ruby Bridges, there are also new trailblazers such as Misty Copeland and Ryan Coogler. It’s exciting to introduce students to living history as well as promote diversity and recognition in our classroom.
Here’s the whole line-up: Misty Copeland, prima ballerina for ABT; Ryan Coogler, director of the movie Black Panther; Ruby Bridges, the first to integrate our schools; Sojourner Truth, the first to take a slave owner to court; Muhammad Ali, an equal rights activist as well as boxer; and the Williams sisters, who have entirely changed the way the world plays tennis. And each of these comes with an exit ticket!
Attached is a free fun fact sheet on our 44th president, Barack Obama. The rest are available through my teachers pay teachers store, here: Storyteaching’s TPT Store.