Black History Month only comes around once a year, but we like to learn about it all year long!
With all of the important accomplishments African-Americans have made to U.S. history, it’s hard to fit it all into one month.
So we don’t even try.
Instead, we talk about notable African-Americans as often as possible. And there are new people to learn about all the time!
If you’re ready to introduce your students to African-Americans who’ve made history, these black history figure puzzles are a perfect way to get started!
These history puzzles are so fun for elementary students who are getting to know about the important achievements of black Americans!
Plus, there’s a digital version for distance learning!
Read on to see how to get your set.
And, for more ways to teach students about black history, don’t miss our Living Color History! Black History Coloring Pages!
History Maker Matches! Black History Figure Puzzles
This product includes:
- 36 color black history figure two-piece puzzles
- 36 line art black history figure two-piece puzzles
- A teaching script
- And a chart of all of the Black history figures featured!
The left puzzle piece shows each person’s name and picture.
While the right puzzle piece has a picture and brief description of how the person impacted American history.
As students learn about each person, they can test their knowledge by completing the puzzles.
How to Use the Black History Matching Puzzles with Students
If you are using this resource as part of a year-round Black history unit, you might start by using the chart to acquaint students with each person.
Read through the name in each square and have students guess what occupation they think the person had.
Then you could talk about each person’s accomplishments – one at a time.
Once students are more familiar with each person, cut the puzzle pieces apart and let them practice matching them up!
Need to save on ink? Use the line art version instead. Students can color them with colored pencils or crayons!
Get a look at the printable black history puzzles in action below!
Digital Black History Figure Matching Activity
Are you distance learning? Or just looking to use less paper products in the classroom?
This activity is also available in a digital version that is compatible with Google Slides!
There are 12 slides with three puzzles each.
Students can move both parts of each puzzle to match up each person.
A full answer key is included for easy grading!
Get a look at the digital puzzle activity below!
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