At the Heart of Black History

February is jam packed with great teaching health, Valentines Day, Groundhog Day, President's Day, and Black History.  On Friday, we learned about some famous African Americans.  I gave each student a heart with a name and a white heart for the inside.
Some of the names looked familiar to some, (Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, etc.) but many were new names.  I went through each name and gave them a quick one  sentence fact about each person.  {For example, George Crum invented potato chips.}  Then each person wrote down the fact about their person on their white heart and glued it inside the red heart. 
Our bulletin board is titled "At the Heart of Black History."

If you would like to download the hearts for FREE, click HERE.
I included a blank one if you would rather have your students write the names.
I am excited to be participating in the Filling Your Hearts blog hop with Freebie-licious.
Click on the link below to head on over and pick up your next freebie.


  1. What a wonderful resource! Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to use it with my kiddos!

  2. LOVE this freebie! We will be doing this for sure!
    The Moffatt Girls

  3. I love this whole concept. While my kinders are not ready for writing the sentences yet, I'll bet we have the only bulletin board with this focus on the primary wing wall. Thank you!

  4. Thanks for the freebie! Will def be using this in my classroom! I am your newest follower.
    More Than Math by Mo

  5. What a great activity! Thanks so much, Jodi!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. What a great freebie... this can be used for the whole month!

    Sharing Kindergarten

  7. awesome for Black History Month!
    Thanks a bunch.
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

  8. This is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great way to combine two important February celebrations!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Compassionate Teacher

  10. Jodi, this is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your freebie.
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

  11. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this activity:-)

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  13. Wonderful activity! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    Kinder Alphabet

  14. This is such a great idea. What a simple, super cute, and memorable way to honor some famous black Americans. Thanks!

    First Grade Wolves

  15. What a great blog! Thank you for the great ideas!!

  16. I love the Famous Americans idea! Thank you for sharing!
    Science for Kids Blog


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