Black History Bundle for Teens


Grade Levels:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Resource Type:
.pdf Digital Download

140 pages

32 Historical Figures-Learn about Martin Luther King, Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, and more. Teach your students about diversity by reading these biographies and check for understanding with comprehension quizzes. Use this engaging activity with your high school students for Black History Month and beyond. For more classroom ideas visit Black History Facts for the Classroom.

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Appropriate for high school students.

Students that want to learn about more about Black History.

• Effective for teaching cultural diversity.


32 famous African Americans.

Details of their contributions to society.

One page biography of each historical figure.

Multiple choice and short answer Quiz.


  • Black History Month Activities for Teens (Set 1)
  • Black History Month activities for Teens (Set 2)
  • The biographies are comprehensive, yet concise. Since they consist of only one page, it will allow you to easily incorporate them into your curriculum. The activities may be used during classroom instruction or in the small group setting.

Interactive Table of Contents

  • Click on the name to navigate to that person’s biography and comprehensive quiz.
  • To link back: Click on the “Table of Contents” button on each Answer Key page to return to the Table of Contents.

Each Historical Figure has a Quiz

  • 10 questions
  • 9 Multiple Choice (with 3 answer choices)
  • 1 Short Answer
  • Answer Key included

(Set 1) 16 Historical Figures

  • Muhammad Ali—Boxing champion   
  • Maya Angelou—Poet and author
  • Dr. Guion Bluford—1st black male astronaut for NASA
  • Cory Booker—U.S. Senator
  • Ruby Bridges—Integrated the segregated schools
  • George Washington Carver—Agricultural scientist
  • Bessie Coleman—1st black female pilot
  • Frederick Douglass—Civil rights activist
  • Sarah E. Goode—Inventor of the folding bed
  • W.C. Handy—Composer and musician
  • Kamala Harris—1st black female Vice President
  • Dorothy Height—Civil rights activist
  • Dr. Mae Jemison—1st black female astronaut for NASA
  • Katherine Johnson—Mathematician for NASA
  • Coretta Scott King—Civil rights activist
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—Civil rights activist

(Set 2) 16 Historical Figures

  • Lewis Latimer—Invented the carbon filament inside the light bulb
  • Nelson Mandela—Former South African President and civil rights activist
  • Thurgood Marshall—1st black Supreme Court judge
  • Elijah McCoy—Mechanical engineer & inventor of the lubricating cup
  • Barack Obama—1st black President of the U.S.
  • Michelle Obama—1st black First Lady of the U.S.
  • Rosa Parks—Civil rights activist
  • Colin Powell—4 star General and former Secretary of State
  • Condoleezza Rice— Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State
  • Mary Seacole—Nurse during the Crimean War
  • Sojourner Truth—Civil rights activist
  • Harriet Tubman—Conductor of the Underground Railroad
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson—Astrophysicist and host of PBS NOVA
  • Madam C.J. Walker—1st female millionaire
  • Booker T. Washington—Started the Tuskegee Institute
  • Reva Williams—1st black female theoretical astrophysicist

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