Black History Month Home Project

Published February 10, 2013 by Mindi Vandagriff

Black History Month Project

February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the efforts of famous African Americans who have crossed boundaries, broken down barriers, and contributed to their fields.  Your child has been assigned a famous African American and will check out a library book at school.  Please have your child read their book nightly, research on the Internet, and write down important information about their person.  Your child will then write a report and make a newspaper doll that will represent their person.

Students will:

  • Research an assigned famous African American’s life and achievements
  • Make a newspaper doll representing that person.  The doll will be provided, but your child will need to make the doll look like the person (add clothing, add a face, etc.)
  • The doll should have an object in one of its hands that shows why this person is famous (Examples:  microphone, document, basketball, etc.)
  • Summarize the historic information they researched, using the research form provided in class
  • Give an oral report / presentation to the class

Most of the research and writing will be done in class. The main thing I want students to do at home is make the doll (again, the newspaper doll will be provided, students just need make the doll resemble the famous person they researched).

If you have any questions, please let me know. You can contact me via email at, by cell phone at (214)578-1620, or through our class Facebook page,

The project will be due on Friday, March 1st, 2013.


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