Famous Faces® of Black History Collaborative Poster [v1] | Black History Month

Famous Faces® of Black History Collaborative Poster [v1] | Black History Month

Can be used for K – 9th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 99 pages

Do something for Black History Month that your students won’t soon forget – with my large, visually-engaging “Famous Faces” of Black History Month poster/banner. This is a fun and collaborative activity featuring 8 inspiring African Americans: Thurgood Mars, Ruby Bridges. George Washington Carver. Harriet Tubman. Jackie Robinson. Martin Luther King Jr.. Rosa Parks. This activity is great for any grade, PreK through High School!


I have developed a companion Volume 2 featuring 8 additional inspirational figures from Black History. You can combine Volume 1 with Volume 2 to make a banner measuring 14 feet in length. This combination creates an inspiring, large presentation that can be displayed in a classroom or school hallway. The combined product is available here at substantial savings over Volumes 1 and 2 sold individually.


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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 can be placed anywhere you like, but it will draw endless compliments and inspire your students and school community.

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. Every time the poster is displayed, your students will be able to walk past it and say, “I did that part.” They are proud to be part of this art project.

Differentiation is built into the design of this Black History Month poster. You can color more than one page on some pages so that children are able to easily color both. Some pages are very detailed and require a lot more color. This is a great way to distinguish and provide an appropriate experience for each child so they can succeed and be part the group.

Black History Month Poster Details:

• There are 3 rows and 12 columns for a total of 36 pieces.

• The final poster is approx. 21” x 84” when complete. Your printer settings will determine the exact size.

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

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

• 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).

Each person on the poster has their name labeled (see preview for images).

I have included additional pages that you can use if you would rather have the poster say, “African-American History Month” instead of “Black History Month.”

*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). This option requires that you print the page in black-and-white. You will find complete instructions in this resource.

Poster #2: This poster is the second version. It has the full color key. This poster can be printed in color if you are able to. This poster will make it easier for students and teachers to determine the color scheme of their pieces. This is especially helpful for children younger than 8 years old, who may not be able read. It will also save you the time of running around reading instructions to them (see preview).

Famous Persons Featured

Each of the individual famous people on this poster is also available as it’s own poster. Click on each name to see the individual posters.

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’m always interested to see the creations of my students. Please feel free to tag me on social media or email me when you share this project.

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This project was a great opportunity to work with my student. My student loves to read about people and we were discussing civil rights at the time, so this project was perfect. We’ll be doing it again in a few years when my student can do reports on the Heroes.

It’s amazing to see all of this come together. It was a wonderful mural that we could see on the school’s walls. It also served as a reminder of all the important men or women we had just learned in class.


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