It’s February, and we have a brand new set of Black History Month writing worksheets just for the occasion. If you have already taught your students about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Harriet Tubman, there are also some prompts to discuss what they have learned. To go beyond these three iconic people in history, please check out our Black History Month For Kids – 6 Amazing African American Trailblazers lesson plan.
Black History Month was officially started in 1970 to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history,” as stated by Gerald Ford 6 years later in 1976. While many of our writing prompts are funny or goofy, these prompts give your students the opportunity to really examine race and racism in society, both historically and as it still exists today. This will help put these amazing achievements by black people in context, as students can understand the challenges they faced while making such a positive impact on society.