Send students on a Black History scavenger hunt. Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills. Included: Four different "hunts" -- for students of all ages.
Choose a Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt from the list below. Invite students to read the ten clues on the assigned page. Then students should read the ten Internet biographies listed at the bottom of each page. Match each clue to one of the ten biographies. Write the correct person's name on the line before each clue.
|Black History 101||for 4th grade and below|
|Black History 102||for 5th and 6th graders|
|Black History 103||for 7th and 8th graders|
|Black History 104||for 9th graders and above|
NOTE TO TEACHERS: Grade levels assigned are approximate; preview the lists for difficulty. (Many middle school teachers might want to assign the high school -- Black History 104 -- list.) Answers to the four Black History "treasure hunts" can be found below.
Black History 101. 1. Booker T. Washington, 2. Frederick Douglass, 3. Rosa Parks, 4. George Washington Carver, 5. Harriet Tubman, 6. Mae Jemison, 7. Sojourner Truth, 8. Thurgood Marshall, 9. Jackie Robinson, 10. Jesse Owens.
Black History 102. 1. Nat Turner, 2. Bessie Coleman, 3. Scott Joplin, 4. Oprah Winfrey, 5. Louis Armstrong, 6. Arthur Ashe, 7. Ida Wells-Barnett, 8. Benjamin Banneker, 9. Joe Louis, 10. Langston Hughes.
Black History 103. 1. Jan Matzeliger, 2. Chuck Berry, 3. Leontyne Price, 4. Shirley Chisholm, 5. Malcolm X, 6. Duke Ellington, 7. Barbara Jordan, 8. W.E.B. DuBois, 9. Medger Evers, 10. Ralph Bunche.
Black History 104. 1. Joseph Rainey, 2. Elijah McCoy, 3. Crispus Attucks, 4. Mary Terrell, 5. Mary McLeod Bethune, 6. Madame C.J. Walker, 7. Jean-Baptist-Point DuSable, 8. Carter C. Woodson, 9. Charles Drew, 10. Paul Robeson.
Article by Gary Hopkins
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Last updated 2/6/2017