|This activity allows the student to "get to know" one person in
Black history and write about that person. The reading and writing
will help the student remember this important person in Black
history. These are the basic directions. The complete directions
are on the student page. These need to be printed out for the
This first activity is for GED. Following this is the ABE level activity.
- Click on the link at the top of the page.
- Scroll down to: COLORING BOOK.
- Choose the person on the list you most admire.
- When that picture comes on screen, print the picture by CLICKING
on the PRINT button near the top of the screen and to the right
of center. You may color this picture if you like. (Note: the
name of the person sometimes prints out on a separate sheet of
paper from the picture. Just so you know.)
- Click on the link below in order to look this person up and read
about what this person did to become important in American history.
- Scroll down the page until you see the name of the person you
- Click on that name. Read about the person.
- With the picture, write WHAT the person did to become famous AND
then write a paragraph explaining WHY you admire this person.
ABE activity: The ABE activity can be used at the upper or lower
level. Reading can be done aloud by the teacher or in turns by
- The teacher would have the class choose one of the people on the
coloring book list.
- The teacher would print out and copy the picture of that person.
(Note: the name of the person sometimes prints out on a separate
sheet of paper from the picture. )
- The students may color the picture if they wish.
- The students click on:
- The students click on the name of the person the class selected.
- Together, the class reads about the one person. Students could
take turns reading aloud. The teacher could read the selection
- On the picture or on a separate piece of paper or on the computer,
in word processing, each student writes a sentence telling what
he/she admires about this person in Black history.
Click here for equivalent page for students.