Harriet Tubman Books & Printables

Harriet Tubman Books and Printables

During Black History Month I am sharing several posts highlighting different people and events along with book ideas and printables to help you bring Black History alive with your children. Although February is Black History Month, Black History is actually just HISTORY and can be taught at any time of the year! There is SO much to learn, one month a year would never be enough!

I originally was going to publish a post entitled “Black History Picture Books for Kids” and as I got deep into my research I realized that post would be WAY to long considering all I wanted to include! So, I decided to break it down into smaller posts.

Our next post features Harriet Tubman books and printables.

Books

Click to see all of our featured Harriet Tubman books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books. You can also use this printable as a way to record books your children read. I love visual reading lists!

Harriet Tubman Books for Kids Library Checklist

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Printables

I like to let the books lead the teaching and let our discussions stem from the books we read. I don’t use many printables with my kids, we mostly spend our time reading and talking. I do, however, LOVE these free coloring pages from Classroom Doodles!

Harriet Tubman Coloring

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

Why-Do-We-Celebrate-Black-History-Mo[2]

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See other posts in this series:

Black-History-Do-You-Know3[2] Black-History-Timeline-Printables3[2]

Martin-Luther-King-Jr.-Books-and-Pri[2]  Rosa Parks Books and Printables[2]



Black History – Do You Know?

Black History Do You Know

 

Last week I shared Black History Timeline Cards and after I made them I began asking my kids who they remembered. I made some lesson plans for this week/month to dive deeper into Black History and then created some checklists to go along. I like to see what my kids know before beginning a unit so they can see how much they learn!

Free Black History Do You Know

 

I listed everyone I featured on the timeline cards on one page and the events on the other. I asked them to place a check in the “yes” box if they even recognized the name/event at all. Then in the notes section to write any key words or descriptions of what they remember.

Example – my daughter wrote wouldn’t give up her bus seat for Rosa Parks. I told my kids to check “not yet” if they didn’t recognize the name/event at all. This way I have a written record for me {and for them} to know where we need to dig deeper.

I will use this sheet periodically and plan to make more about certain subjects I want to dive deeper into. I included blank pages for you to make your own lists for your kids if you want to choose different people and events to focus on. The lists in this set correspond to the timeline cards here.

Free Black History Timeline Printables

 

 

Our Plans…

I am taking some time off of our regular history curriculum this year to dig deeper with my kids. 5th and 8th grade are good ages/grades to have discussions together and I really want to take advantage of this. I have found many resources I will be using and I  am sure I will add to my growing list. I began by having my kids fill out the checklists and then we went through this slideshow together: Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?, which is a freebie from Read Like a Rockstar.

Junior Scholastic has some great units on the Civil Rights Movement here. Here’s another free unit about The Civil War and the Reconstruction period.

You can see a peek into our first day here on Instagram. Follow along over there for more, I will try to share as we move along.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Black History Books

Another thing I have is TONS OF BOOKS from the library. Each day I am having each child choose one book to read and report on the following day. Last year we read aloud together but our schedule doesn’t give us tons of time together so this year I chose to have them do some independent learning. I love picture books, even for older kids, because it is a simple way to pack great information in a short read. I’m sure we will read some together, but this is my basic plan. I want them reading to learn independently also. You can see some of our books below. I am not limiting their choices to specific people or events, just letting them choose what looks interesting, from whatever I have on our shelf at the time. I am at the library every few days right now!

I am in the middle of creating specific book lists and will be sharing many over the next few days. Click here to see all of our Black History posts to see what we have available so far. 

Black History Books

 


 

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Download

Download the checklists here.

Free Black History Do You Know

 

More Black History Resources…

Black-History-Month-Chapter-Books[1] Black-History-Calendar-Connections-P

Black History Chapter Books  Black History Picture Books for Kids

 



Black History Timeline Card Printables

Black History Timeline Printables

I have learned that I forget historical facts easily. I love history but my memory isn’t great with dates and timelines. I created these Black History timeline cards for me, for my children, and for anyone who would like to use them! I am open to adding more people and events to the set if you leave a comment with your request!

I use a small pocket chart to display our cards, I put them all up for the photo, but we are more interactive with them – adding people and events as we learn about them. I purposely don’t say what the person is known for to encourage research! If you don’t recognize someone, look them up and do some reading! I have spent hours doing this and have barely scratched the surface learning.

You can use these in so many ways, here are a few ideas:

  • Have your child write what the person is known for on the back of the card.
  • Print 2 sets and play memory.
  • Hang them on the wall in timeline format.
  • Put all of the cards in a bag, choose a person out of the bag each day and learn about him/her using the internet or books if you have some!
  • Check out a stack of Black History Books from the library and match the cards to the books as you read about people and events.

Free Black History Timeline Printables

People Featured

  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Sojourner Truth
  • David Ruggles
  • Henry “Box” Brown
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Harriet Tubman
  • William and Ellen Craft
  • Mary Fields
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Matthew A. Henson
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Marian Anderson
  • George Washington Carver
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Rosa Parks
  • Jesse Owens
  • Katherine Johnson
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King Jr. – featured on our blog here
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Audrey Faye Hendricks
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Mae Jemison

Black History Books

In addition to the free Black History Timeline Printables, I also wanted to share some awesome books that are great for Black History Month. These books are collections and highlight many different people. Great for reading a little bit each day to learn about someone new!

Black History Books

 Click to see all of our featured books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books. You can also use this printable as a way to record books your children read. I love visual reading lists!

Black History Collection Books for Kids Library Checklist

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

Why-Do-We-Celebrate-Black-History-Mo

I follow some wonderful mommas on Instagram and have learned so much. The message below is something we all need to remember, especially us white folks. This message/image is from @Black_World_Scholars, go follow her on Instagram, and see her blog here!

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If you are looking for books to read as an adult to learn more, here are a few I suggest. I recently finished The New Jim Crow and am currently in the middle of Stamped From the Beginning. The others {and more} are on my to-read list.

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Downloads

Download the book list here.

Download the timeline cards here.

Black History Collection Books for Kids Library Checklist Black History Timeline Printables

More Black History Resources…

Black History Month Chapter Books Black History Calendar Connections Printables



Independence Day Activity Pack

Free Independence Day 4th of July Printables

The 4th of July is approaching in a few weeks and many of us will be teaching our children about the history of America. I have several resources on my blog and today I have an updated version of our Independence Day Printables.

The new pages feature some reading about the flag and the thirteen colonies and a worksheet for each.

Independence Day Printables (2) Independence Day Printables (3)

Independence Day Printables (4) Independence Day Printables (1)

the original printables are included also, labeling the colonies, graphing symbols, color by number flag and matching.

3 4th of July Learning Pack1

4th of July Learning Pack2 4th of July Learning Pack4

These printables go along with our Independence Day Calendar Connections!

CALENDAR 4th of July

Grab some fun 4th of July books to go along with your learning!

4th of July Books for Kids

Download your free Independence Day Printable here!

Independence Day Activity Pack

Download Here

More 4th of July Learning Fun…

Free 4th of July Calendar Connections Cards ~ learn a new fact about the U.S.A every day  4th of July sensory bin

4th of July Homeschool Fun FB



Hands on USA Geography

Hands on USA States and Capitals Fun

Learning U.S.A. Geography doesn’t have to be boring. We have a few favorite resources for hands on U.S.A. states and capitals fun that I want to share with you today. If you are looking to add a few resources to your homeschool supply stash, these would be the three I recommend.

Our very favorite is Sequence States and Capitals. They ask to play this outside of school time, which is wonderful.  I love when they really enjoy a game that provides excellent natural review. I highly recommend this game!

USA Geography -2055

 

We also really like Scrambled States. This isn’t one they choose outside of school time, but when we play, they enjoy it. There’s an easy and a harder way to play.

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We also have a new favorite, you can see the full review here, with a video! Educents sent us this awesome USA Map Wall Play Set and we look forward to using this for fun review all year long! There’s also a mini set here if you don’t have space for the big set!

Already this has been a fabulous resource, and I am so thankful to have it!  It will provide loads of hands-on review!

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Learning states and capitals can be so much fun!  Here’s some links for you sharing all of our posts featuring United States Geography in case you want more ideas!

USA States and Capitals Worksheets USA PowerPoint Graphic United States Geography Homeschool Plan for Elementary USA Homeschool Geography with Elementary Students

 

See our USA Pinterest board here!