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Black History Month: Treasures of African-American History

About this Daily Classroom Specials: During February, TeachersNetwork.org focuses on African-American Heritage. This DCS is maintained by Lottie Simms, teacher at Miami Lakes Middle School (Miami, FL) and former Teachers Network web mentor.

An Internet Search Activity

Here is a fun Internet search activity for students while studying African-American history.

    1. Who was nicknamed "Moses" for being a conductor of the underground railroad?
    2. Who was the first African-American senator?
    3. Who invented the traffic light?
    4. Who was the first African-American woman to win three Olympic gold medals?
    5. Who was the first African-American woman astronaut to go into outerspace?
    6. From what country does Nelson Mandela come?
    7. Who was the President that passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    8. Who invented the lawnmower?
    9. What is Osceola McCarty known for?
    10. In what year did Black History Month become a reality?
    11. Who was the first African-American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp?
    12. Who was the first African-American congresswoman?
    13. Which amendment gave African-American woman the right to vote?
    14. Who was the African-American scientist who created synthetic physostigmine, a drug used to treat glaucoma?
    15. Who was born April 26, 1886 and is called the "Mother of the Blues"?
    16. Which jazz musicians autobiography is titled Good Morning Blues?
    17. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine?
    18. Who is the first African-American woman pilot?
    19. Who started the National Skills Bank in 1962 which trains workers for the job industry?
    20. What was the event in which Jesse Owens broke three world records in 1935?


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