Our Black History Lesson Bundle is a bundle of printable educational activities that celebrate the achievements and contributions of outstanding Black people. The bundle features twenty inspiring Black people who have changed the world while often working against racial prejudice. They are scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and more. They come from different social classes and different parts of the world. What unites them here is that each of them did something extraordinary—and they worked hard to get there.
While engaging students in a selection of entertaining hands-on activities, such as playing a deduction game, making paper dolls, or colouring, it also:
- brings awareness to the struggles they have faced through centuries of racial prejudice
- tells about some inspiring firsts and bests (did you know who was the first female self-made millionaire in the USA? who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics? who is considered the most famous Russian poet?)
- touches on some interesting social history facts (regretfully, many of them involving examples of racial mistreatment)
- provides an opportunity for discussion
- encourages students’ interest in learning more—and if they do, there are blank templates for making your own posters and game cards, so that they could add more personalities!
Black History Lesson Bundle includes:
- Guess Who Game: Start with this game and learn about the people featured in this bundle, while having fun and using logical deduction. It is a classic game of Guess Who, but instead of asking questions about appearances, the players are asking about achievements!. The game comes with rules for two people, big groups and classrooms.
- Colouring Pages + Posters: Have the students colour posters and do additional research on famous people’s biographies. Each of them has a fascinating story to tell. There are twenty posters and twenty colouring pages to decorate your walls with!
- Paper Dolls: Have the students make paper dolls. Besides offering a few new facts about each of the famous people, this activity makes a connection with historical material culture and gives some additional information on clothes worn in different periods. It comes with six doll bases and fifteen costumes, both in full-colour and black-and-white versions, and a PNG archive of designs (to use with your silhouette cutting machine if you have one)!
- Make Your Own: Encourage students to use the templates for make-your-own-cards, filling them in with other inspiring Black people from history. You can now play a new round of Black History Guess Who Game—with the cards that they have created.