Black History Month ~ Sports Heroes

Black History Sports Heroes

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 sport heroes:

 

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

This tennis player and professional golfer was the first African American to play in the U.S. grass court championships at Forest Hills, N.Y. (1950), and at Wimbledon, England (1951). In all she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

He was the first African American man allowed to play on a major league baseball team. He played with the Dodgers for 10 years, playing in six World Series. In 1962, he became the first African American person in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jessie Owens 

Jessie Owens

He was one of the world’s greatest track and field athletes. He won four gold medals (in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter relay and the long jump) the 1936 Berlin Olympic games setting two Olympic records.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

This player is known for his leaping ability of 6’ 6”. He joined the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1984. He led them to six NBA championships.

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

After battling polio until the age of 12, this girl decided to become an athlete. In the 1960 Olympics, she became the first American woman to win 3 gold medals. She won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and ran the anchor on the 400-meter relay team.

Alice Coachman

Alice Coachman

In 1948, she became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics. She won for her high jump of 5’ 6.”

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

 

Gay Miller

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