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This comprehensive guide to your study of Black History is an incredible addition to any social studies class during Black History month, or at any time throughout the year.
Packed with over 27 pages of facts, information and worksheets this download pack covers the portion of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States and their impact on the history of the country. The worksheets contains challenging and thought-provoking activities to test student knowledge of key events throughout Black American History and to make them think about what life used to be like for African Americans.
Download the comprehensive worksheet pack now to learn more about Black History ranging from Martin Luther King Jr right through to Harriet Tubman. Use it in the classroom with social studies students or utilise at home for further revision.
Black History Facts
- In 1619, the first African slaves arrived in Virginia. These people were taken from their homeland against their will.
- In 1787, slavery is made illegal in the Northwest Territory, but the U.S Constitution states that Congress may not ban the slave trade until 1808.
- In 1793, Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin greatly increased the need for slave labor.
- In 1793, a federal fugitive slave law is enacted, providing for the return slaves who had escaped and crossed state lines.
- In 1808, Congress bans the importation of slaves from Africa.
- In 1820, the Missouri Compromise bans slavery north of the southern boundary of Missouri.
- In 1849, Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated leaders of the Underground Railroad.
- In 1857, the Dred Scott case holds that Congress does not have the right to ban slavery in states and, furthermore, that slaves are not citizens.
- In 1863, President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the Confederate states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Then in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.
- John F. Kennedy was president during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. He helped pass laws to make sure all black Americans could vote and get a good education. These laws ended segregation in schools, jobs, restaurants, and theaters. Dr. Martin Luther King and many other leaders worked very hard to advance the civil rights movement. These efforts will continue until black people have the same rights and advantages as all other citizens. Today, all of the hard work has provided the foundation for the citizens of the United States to elects the first black president, Barack Obama.
Black History Worksheets
This bundle contains 27 ready-to-use Black History worksheets that are perfect for students studying Black History month, the Civil Rights Movement, or prominent black figures like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X. This cross-curricular set of worksheets includes a number of writing prompts that allow students to explain how they feel about this particular part of American history.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Black History Facts
- The Slave Trade
- Black History Crossword
- Arrange It!
- Who Am I?
- Do You Agree?
- The Great Emancipator
- Carter G. Woodson
- Brave Rosa
- I Have a Dream
- Malcolm X and King, Jr.
- The First Black President
- Women in Black History
- The Black History Month
- Equality Beyond Color
- Loud and Proud
- The Entertainers
- Picture Analysis
- Poster Making
- My Hero
- I Believe That…
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.