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How to Make a Black History Project in 18 Simple Ways


Learning to make a Black history project doesn’t have to be hard. With a few resources, teachers and students can learn about African-Americans. 

In just a few simple steps, you can develop a black history project that highlights the rich and diverse contributions of Black individuals throughout history. From research to presentation, this guide will walk you through ideas for making a captivating Black History project that informs and inspires, especially for children.

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Below, we help you create a remarkable Rosa Parks black history project that shows the remarkable contributions of black Americans to ending segregation.

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18 Simple Ways to Make a Black History Project 

  1. For creating a Rosa Packs project, get a white, gray, and black plate, red, yellow, and white construction paper, and various colored pencils.
  2. Take the white plate and fold it into two. This will help your bus move.
  3. Take your yellow paper and mark how long you want your bus to be
  4. Cut one side of the yellow card to get a car shape, creating a round bus.
  5. Make car wheels using the black card
  6. Create a hole in the wheels using gray paper. 
  7. Stick the gray hole on the black wheels using glue
  8. Then stick the wheels on the car
  9. Using a black marker, create a thin line at the bottom of the bus 
  10. With the use of a ruler and some black cards, create two strips beneath the window of the bus
  11. Use the glue to stick it on the bus, as you see in the video
  12. Make a stop sign for the bus using the red card
  13. Create a window using the white paper
  14. Use the glue to stick the window shape on top of the bus
  15. Divide the window using some of the yellow cards.
  16. Create your people and differentiate their ethnicity using the pencil colors
  17. Remember your white place at the beginning? Glue it on and stick it to the back of the bus.
  18. Bingo! Your black history project featuring Rosa Packs is done.

This YouTube video on Black History Month highlights the contributions of notable figures like Rosa Parks. The video is by Endless Craftibilities, a channel for young kings and queens to do fun art and craft activities. 

Possible Sources of Research For Black History Project

You’ll need to seek more information to celebrate your accomplishments of a well-done history project and have a research paper with depth. Here are some of the sources of such information:

Documentaries or Movies

Over the years, local organizations have been on the front line for the preservation of the experiences of black people through digital production. There is much young people can learn from the documentaries of community leaders like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and others.

Booklets, Journals, and Articles

Numerous books are available in national archives written about the African American community and are rich in information. Journalists have been generous, too, with resourceful articles.

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Additional resources for further exploration of the research project can be done even in poetry and letters some activists wrote.

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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.


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