Worksheet

Black History 104

This Black History 104 worksheet also includes:

Who was the originator of the Blood Bank? What fur and grain trader founded the city of Chicago? Who invented the ironing board and lawn sprinklers? A 10-clue matching activity launches a scavenger hunt for information about famous, yet less well-known, Black Americans.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the quiz as a pre-test to get a sense of what class members already know and what to target in a study of Black American history
  • Divide the class into groups, assign each a different person to research, and to report on to the class
  • Use during February's Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies
  • Although the quiz could be printed in black ink on white paper, color copies would be preferred
  • None of the individuals pictured on the quiz sheet are included in the scavenger hunt
  • This is the final resource in a series that caters to different grade levels
Pros
  • The activity encourages young historians to learn more about the contributions of Black Americans
  • An answer key is provided
Cons
  • Does not include links