Famous African American Assignment



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Famous African American Assignment
Due February 19, 2010
February is Black History Month and every student in our class will be creating a poster on one famous African American. A list of famous African Americans will be provided to students. Your person will be selected at random.
Your poster must contain the following:

  • The Person’s full name

  • A picture(s) of your person

  • A time line (in sequence order by dates)

    • Date of birth and place of birth

    • If the person died, date of person’s death

    • Three (3) more interesting dates about this person

    • A template for the timeline can be found on my website on the Social Studies page – www.franklinboe.org, go to SGS, Teacher Contact




  • Type a summary about your person in your own words (Do not plagiarize). This must be at least 200 words. Font type – Times New Roman or Arial. Font size – 12.

    • Include what your person is famous for.

    • Include at least three (3) interesting facts about your person.

Posters need to be creative, neat, and organized! Remember these posters will be used to create a book.







Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picture


Picture

Summary
















Student


Mary McLeod Bethune




Booker T. Washington




W.E.B. Du Bois









Abolitionist/Civil Rights





Harriet Tubman




Nat Turner




Angela Davis




Malcolm X




Marcus Garvey




Paul Robeson




Sojourner Truth




Frederick Douglass









Journalist/Poet/Writer





Gwendolyn Brooks




Alex Haley




Maya Angelou




Jacob Lawrence




Langston Hughes




Richard Wright




Ida B. Wells-Barnett




Ed Bradley




James Baldwin









Scientists/Inventors





Benjamin Banneker




Charles Drew




Ben Carson




Mae Jamison




Garrett A. Morgan




Bessie Coleman




Madam C.J. Walker




Dr. Daniel Hale Williams









Judicial/Political





Thurgood Marshall




Shirley Chisholm




Colin Powell




Condoleeza Rice




Barbara Jordan





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