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Black History Jigsaw

Famous People


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

Students are broken up into groups of four. Each student learns about one famous Black American figure. The students then come together and share their knowledge. They also have a group discussion about civil rights and the four famous figures they learned about.

This content may not be appropriate for all students. Teacher discretion is advised.

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  • train
  • minister
  • bomb
  • persuade
  • inspire
  • rural
  • segregated
  • cocktail waitress
  • autobiography
  • grim
  • host
  • tune in abused
  • encourage
  • nominate
  • injustice
  • discrimination
  • amateur
  • fame
  • racism
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  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
  • information gap