Black History Month ~ Entertainers

Black History Entertainers

Free Printable Black History Month CardsFor Black History Month, I am creating a series of cards for students to match famous people to their accomplishments. You can collect all four sets:

Each week a new set of cards will be offered. This set features the following entertainers:

 

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

She began singing professionally in 1930 for many bands including those of Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, During the 1940’s she began a solo career by singing in nightclubs and theaters.

Bill Pickett

Bill Pickett

This cowboy, rodeo, and Wild West show performer was inducted into the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1971 for his outstanding career in rodeo. He invented the technique of bulldogging to grab cattle by the horns and wrestle them to the ground.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

He became a successful pop singer with his brothers in the 1960’s and 70’s. He later began a solo career. His album Thriller (1982), which sold over 30 million copies. He earned the title “King of Pop” for his musical style.

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams

This American jazz pianist has created hundreds of compositions and arrangements. She wrote arrangements for many big bandleaders such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

In 1955, she was the first African American to be named a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company. She gave a concert at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied to perform at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

This lady is an Emmy Award winning television talk show host, actress and producer. She owns a production company Harpo. She also published O magazine.

Three versions of these cards are offered: one with blanks for students to write their own sentences; one with the sentences provided but with blank spaces for students to write in key words; and one with the answers provided. The third copy of the organizer may be used as an answer key, for differentiated instruction, for students who were absent during instruction, or if you wish for the students to have the sentences already completed. Just click on the image below to download these cards. Free Printable Black History Month Cards

A great way to teach students about the jazz singers in the 1930’s is by reading the novel Bud, Not Buddy. Here is a fantastic book unit for doing just that:

 

Bud, Not Buddy Book Unit

Gay Miller

 

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2 comments

    • Kitten Guere on January 17, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Hello,
    I am a 6th grade teacher and I would like to use all your Black History Month Series people Clip Art, if possible. I teach 6th graders and I would like to pair your clip art with the idea that I saw on Facebook by Bonnie Kathryn. My idea is to use the people you have and glue them to the back of a file folder that has been folded and then my student will complete 5-7 different activities that I will develop and have them do mini biographies on all the different people. I do not have everything quiet planned out yet, but once I complete all the worksheets and an example of the Flip Book, I would be willing to share it with you.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kitten Guere

      • Gay Miller on January 19, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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      I purchased the clipart from Educlips. Here is her TpT store address: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Educlips

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