This fun Black History Guess It game works like "Guess Who". There are 24 Black History heroes in total, each with their own biography cards. Students can make up a board by cutting and sticking each person's face on the template (which comes in a variety of different colours) and the game can be played in pairs or small groups.
Students take one biography card at random and then they take it in turns to ask each other 'yes' or 'no' questions about the others' identity. Questions can be based on physical characteristics or facts.
Each player folds down the people they have eliminated based on the questions they've asked until they guess the person correctly. This game works especially well as a review activity after they have researched the people in detail, but works just as well as an introduction to the people as well. The game can be played multiple times to give students an opportunity to learn about / review a range of different heroes.
The game can be differentiated for younger or less able students or for when teaching languages, as a simple characteristics game - particularly powerful for building vocabulary whilst familiarizing themselves with some of the most famous heroes of black history. Older / more able students can challenge their knowledge of these heroes by identifying their personal characteristics and achievements.
This independent research resource is really easy to use in your classroom – there are 25 printable worksheets which have the name and picture of the same heroes of Black History as the game above: some are well known and others are unsung heroes.
Students can then undertake their own research (at home or in your lesson) to find out more about these people, and then reflect on why they think they are so inspirational and how they have made such a positive impact on Black History. There is also a blank version for students to research their own hero of choice.
Included are a set of 8 deep thinking discussion cards that students can work through in a group and would also make excellent essay prompts as well.
If you want to create a calming, inspirational vibe in your classroom and simultaneously create some ready made Black History Month classroom decor, then look no further than these Martin Luther King Jr Quote Colouring Pages!
There are 5 different colouring pages to choose from, and all these inspiring quotes are by Martin Luther King Jr himself: great for teaching Growth Mindset on MLK day or during Black History Month.
Most teachers have used these to create a calming and inspirational atmosphere in their rooms by displaying the finished sheets on the wall, which students love.
So take some time out of a hectic day to give your students the opportunity to just focus, motivate and enjoy themselves while being inspired by the wonderful words of Martin Luther King Jr – they, and you, deserve it!