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.

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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]

Books & Printables – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks 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 Rosa Parks books and printables.

Books

Click to see all of our featured Rosa Parks. 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!

Rosa Parks 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!

Rosa Parks 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.

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If you’d like to dig deeper, check out this unit study for younger kids, or this one for older kids:

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Looking for more posts like this one? Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the rest of our Black History series!

See other posts in this series:

Black History Do You Know Black History Timeline Printables

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables

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

Books and Printables – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables

During Black History Month I will be 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 first post features Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. books and printables. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options out there, so I am sharing a few resources to get you going! TONS of books, because, NEVER too many books!


Books

Click to see all of our featured Martin Luther King Jr. 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books for Kids Library Checklist

Download Here


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 Doodle Art Alley!

MLK Coloring Pages


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 Month

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!

Black-History-Reminder3

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.

Looking for more posts like this one? Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the rest of our Black History series!

LIFEPAC ~ History/Geography Review

I have been going to homeschool conventions for many years now, and have been homeschooling since my 16 year old was in PreK. This past spring I spent some time at a booth I had mostly ignored all of these years and really dove into looking at Alpha Omega’s LIFEPAC curriculum. This was sparked by a need to switch a few things up, especially for one of my kids. I spent hours at the booth browsing and asking questions. In the end I have decided to give LIFEPAC a try for a few subjects!

Alpha Omega LIFEPAC History and Geography Review

In addition to being personally interested, I was contacted by Alpha Omega to ask if I would be interested in reviewing a subject from LIFEPAC – one branch of their homeschool curriculum options. This worked out very well, as you can imagine, and I said yes! They sent me History/Geography for my 4th grader and 7th grader!

My daughter is going into 4th and my son is going into 7th. I wanted to be sure we liked the format of LIFEPAC before I bought the other subjects I am interested in, so we completed the first unit to give us a feel for it.

What is LIFEPAC?

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LIFEPAC is a Christian homeschool curriculum for grades K-12. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of learning content per grade level; individual worktexts can also be used as supplemental material. In addition, you can mix and match subjects or grade level worktexts to personalize your student’s curriculum content. Individual worktexts take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete.

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What SHE Thought…

I must be honest, when I first showed it to my daughter {rising 4th grader}, she took one look and frowned. Not a fan. I encouraged her to give it a chance and no joke – by the end of the first lesson, she loved it. I did it with her, although eventually it may become a subject she can do on her own.

LIFEPAC History and Geography Review (1 of 3)

After our first lesson I asked her why she decided she did actually like it. She told me that when she first saw all of the words and blanks she thought it would be boring but once we started reading she actually enjoyed learning what we read about. I think she liked that we did it together too, which is fine with me. I want to make it fun for her instead of just another workbook. The workbook gives me a clear guide to spring from!

Want a peek inside of the workbook she is using? You can download great samples here on the AOP website. Just scroll down and you’ll see the links to samples.

What HE Thought…

It was my rising 7th grader that inspired my initial investigation into LIFEPAC. There are a few reasons for this, all centered around his gymnastics. He trains 6 days a week, many hours per day. Homeschooling has allowed him to pursue his dream but I know that the hours we actually spend doing school are only going to increase as he gets older. I wanted a curriculum that would be easy for him to take to the gym with him – the magazine format of LIFEPAC intrigued me. I didn’t want him having to carry several big textbooks just to get one simple assignment done during his break.

LIFEPAC History and Geography Review (3 of 3)

He doesn’t really care what publisher I choose, he just wants to get his schoolwork done and get to gymnastics. As we worked through the first unit of LIFEPAC History/Geography he didn’t love or hate it. He did like the smaller book and said that will be much easier when he needs to take it to the gym {or anywhere}.

Want a peek inside of the workbook he is using? You can download great samples here on the AOP website. Just scroll down and you’ll see the links to samples.

What MOM Thinks…

I love…

  • small books
  • simple planning
  • text and worksheets all in one
  • two subjects combined in one {history and geography}
  • Christian worldview

I love that the year is divided into 10 smaller books, this just works with my brain. I adore this concept. I made a planning sheet and was able to duplicate it for each kid since the layout is the same! I am all for simple planning. I love that we don’t have a separate textbook and workbook – the idea of them being all in one is genius. The only downside of this is not being able to reuse it, but at this point I see the value in keeping it all together like this and just making the investment.

LIFEPAC History and Geography Review (1 of 3)-2

In the beginning of our homeschool journey I thought I would reuse curriculum with each younger child but now I see how different my kids are. The Apologia science is a great example. We loved it for my oldest but know it is not a good fit for the next kid. So it isn’t getting reused anyway! At this point in our homeschooling, simple is KEY. The worktext format is perfect for us!

The fact that this particular subject covers history and geography from a Christian worldview is a great fit for us. I love that these two subjects are woven together and look forward to diving in deeper with my kids.

If you have any questions about our experience with LIFEPAC, please leave a comment and I will do my best to answer! If you’d like to purchase LIFEPAC for your homeschool you can do that here!

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