Black History Extension Activity: Women

We’re in total adoration of the women featured in our Black History Month: Women Extension Activity Packet. Take a tour through the lives of four amazing women who are breaking barriers and making change in a variety of industries. From an ambitious filmmaker and producer to an awesome athlete, each of these 21st-century, modern women will have you in awe! Each woman’s story details her journey and success, making these readings and questions a great way to engage students and deepen their skills. Let’s explore and invest time in learning about the incredible power of these influential Black American women and why they make wonderful role models for all.

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CCSS Standard
R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, Reading: Literature or Informational Texts, SL.4, SL.5, Speaking & Listening, W.10, W.4, W.5, W.7, Writing
NGLS Standard
R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, Reading Literature or Informational Texts, SL.4, SL.5, Speaking & Listening, W.4, W.5, W.6, Writing

Activity Packet Details

Students identify famous black women from history you’ve learned about in the past and write about their accomplishments. They also write about what qualities make someone a good role model for others.

In the next activity, students read an article about Ava DuVernay, a filmmaker and activist. After reading about Ava DuVernay, respond to the prompts below in complete sentences.

Last, students learn about Elaine Welteroth and Coco Gauff and answer related questions.