Black History Month Activity: Famous Faces® BUNDLE (Collaborative 14ft Banner!)

Black History Month Activity: Famous Faces® BUNDLE (Collaborative 14ft Banner!)

Can be used for 1st – 9th, Homeschool
Mostly used with 4th and 5th students.

Includes: PDF, 172 pages

In this BUNDLE you will find Volume 1 and Volume 2 of my Famous Faces® of Black History collaboration posters combined! I have simplified the pages and layouts from individual resources to make it easy to use. The final poster measures 14 feet (! The final poster measures approximately 14 feet in length. It is a visual inspiration for your students and school community. Do something for Black History Month that your students won’t soon forget!

You have many options when it comes to making this poster. I have detailed all options in this resource. You can read this description and see the preview to learn more. This poster is a concatenation of my Famous Faces of Black History posters Volume 1 and Volume 2.

My collaboration posters are easy for teachers and fun for kids and make a lasting impression—on students, parents and your entire school community! This poster, large and striking in appearance, is the ideal accompaniment to social studies lessons or Black History Month celebrations. It can be displayed in your front office, auditorium, hallway, classroom, or anywhere else you like. It will be admired wherever it is placed, and it will also serve as inspiration for your students and school community.

Famous Persons Featured

Many of the individual famous people on this poster is also available as it’s own poster. Click on each name to see the individual photos. Some of these posters are not available.

•Martin Luther King Jr.

•Rosa Parks

•Ruby Bridges

•Barack Obama

•Harriet Tubman

•Jackie Robinson

•Thurgood Marshall

•George Washington Carver

• Katherine Johnson

• Sojourner Truth

• Jesse Owens

• Shirley Chisholm

• Frederick Douglass

• Maya Angelou

• Booker T. Washington

• Serena Williams

The collaboration of this Black History Month poster makes such an impact without really having to say anything – every single piece of the poster matters – just as every child in the class matters. Your students will walk by and say “I did that piece” each time they see the poster. They take great pride in being part of this art project.

Differentiation is built into the design of this Famous Faces of Black History Month collaboration poster. Some pages have more to color than others so some kids will easily be able to color two pages. Other pages have a lot of little details to color. You can use this to differentiate and provide the appropriate experience for each child to achieve success and be part of the group.

*****Black History Month Poster BUNDLE Details*****

• There are 3 rows and 24 columns for a total of 72 pieces.

• The final poster is approx. 21” x 168” when complete. The exact size will depend on your printer settings (and there are instructions for making the poster smaller in the resource).

• This Black History Month poster is ideal for a large bulletin board or a hallway.

• There are 2 poster options – making this poster work for pretty much any grade level!

• Each poster piece fits on a normal 8.5” x 11” piece of paper.

• There are alternative pages included so your poster can either say “Black History Month” or “African American History Month.”

• Use markers, colored pencils or crayons.

• The colors you will need are: Red, blue, pink, purple and green.

• You can leave the background white or use a very light color for the background (explained in the resource).

*Note: If you plan to laminate this poster don’t use crayons because often times the heat from the laminator will melt the wax from the crayons and ruin the poster.

*****2 Poster Options*****

Poster #1: The first version of the poster has the color key in black and white with instructions and notes printed at the top telling the students exactly what they need to do on their page (see preview for examples). You will need to print the page in black and white for this option. There are complete instructions in the resource for you.

Poster #2: The second version of this poster has the color key actually in full color. If you have the ability to print in color please use this poster. It will be easier for students to know exactly how their piece should be colored. It’s also really helpful for younger children who might not yet be able to read and will save you from having to run around the room reading the different instructions to the kids (see preview for examples).

This poster is part of my very popular Famous Faces® series which includes:

I hope your students enjoy this Black History month poster and no doubt all the meaningful conversations that will come from it!

I always love to see what your students make – feel free to email me or tag me on social media when you share this project!

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Jenny K.


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Beautifully done! Our first graders split the large board pictures and we created a grade level board. This was one of the only things we were able to work on collaboratively this year due to COVID.

This resource was used at the start of February. Each student was given pieces to color and we put it together. I then used the people in the photo as part of our Black History Unit. The students loved coloring it, putting it together and learning about the people in it!!!


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