Frederick Douglass was one of the most vocal and eloquent anti-slavery activists in American history.
His own life story is fascinating, but what he went on to accomplish is even more impressive.
Use this elementary Frederick Douglass history lesson to teach your students about this American activist!
This resource is a perfect fit for Black History Month. But it’s also excellent for teaching American history all throughout the year.
And it comes in a digital or printable format!
Read on to see how to get your copy of this elementary Black history resource.
And, for more about African-American history, take a look at our list of Black history books to share with kids!
Elementary Frederick Douglass History Lesson for Kids
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- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Colored pencils (optional)
Inside this resource is a two-page biography of Frederick Douglass’ life.
It’s written in age-appropriate language for students to comprehend.
There’s also a blackline version of the biography included.
Along with the life story, there are three comprehension and review activities for students to complete.
An answer key is included for each activity.
And a teaching script is inside too!
How to Use this Frederick Douglass History Lesson with Students
When you’re ready to introduce this Black American to your students, start by reading the biography together.
Be sure to stop frequently to check for student understanding as you go.
If you choose, you can print the blackline version of the biography. Then students can color the pictures as you read through his life story.
The review activities include:
- A fill in the blank activity (based on the biography)
- A timeline sequencing activity (based on the biography)
- And a word unscramble activity (using words taken from Frederick’s life and career)
You might choose to complete one or two in class and send the rest with students as homework.
The answer key makes it easy to grade student submissions!
This resource is also available as a digital product for use with Google Slides!
All of the activities are included and students can either type on the slides to answer the questions or drag and drop their responses.
Get a look at the printable resource in the video below!
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