28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World Book Activity


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Pages: 54 PDF pages + Google Slides


28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World Activity

This Black History project is based on a book called 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World, by Charles R. Smith Jr. and is designed as a newspaper article activity for your students.

This activity requires NO PREPERATION and is ready to use when you click print. It is best to have a copy of 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr. This project is most appropriate for 2nd-6th grade students.

This literature unit is designed so that students are each assigned one newspaper article (each template has the name of a person in the book). There is a parent letter included in case you choose to assign it as homework.

Note: There are six extra templates that DO NOT have a name or date printed on them, just in case you’d like to add your own historical figure. An optional backside for each newspaper style is also included.

This Black History Literature activity product includes the following:

  • Teacher Tips/Ideas page
  • Letter to parents if you choose to use this as a home research project (students do NOT need to have a copy of the book at home, but should have access to a computer or other way to research their important person)
  • KWL chart for Black History (use this before students begin working on their newspaper articles)
  • Table of Contents (for the 28 moments mentioned in the book)
  • COVER for a classroom book (if you choose to compile all the articles at the end of the project)
  • 28 templates for newspaper articles (NOTE: Each template DOES include the name and date of a significant person mentioned in the book.)
  • 6 ADDITIONAL templates that DO NOT include any names or dates (use these in the event that you want to add events and/or people that are significant in Black History)

This PDF file contains 54 pages + Google Slides™.

40 reviews for 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World Book Activity

Based on 40 reviews
  1. Amber Fisher 

    Love this!

  2. Green Garden 

    Very helpful!!

  3. Camo Teacher 

    Thank you!!!!

  4. first grade parade 

    I used this as a home project assignment for my 1st graders. The newspaper templates are great. THANKS!

  5. Erica C

    Works great as a class project even with my 6th graders. I used the book in conjunction with it and then we did additional research as well. Since they were each responsible for one page they took extra care because they didn’t want their page to be overshadowed by someone else’s.

  6. Shari L


  7. Shannon N

    This looks amazing! It will be a perfect addition to our Black History Month unit.

  8. Mariea M

    Great material!!!

  9. AlwaystheNewGirl 

    Loved using this with the book! My students used the templates for research on the computers during center time to go deeper into the book during black history month! We’re going to bind them into a book when we’re all done!

  10. Heather D’Addario 

    Thanks! This is wonderful!

  11. Deborah M

    Loved using this!

  12. Katherine M

    Owned this book and then found this resource. Great!

  13. Teaching Excitement 

    Great resource!

  14. Traci Tury 

    Love, love, love this!

  15. Tanya G Marshall The Butterfly Teacher 

    My students love the book 28 Days…this resource is such an easy, low-prep but fun way for us to enjoy the book even more. And thank you for including the extras like the parent letter and KWL chart!

  16. Erin J

    Awesoome lesson for whole class

  17. Kinesthetic Classroom 

    This was a terrific activity 🙂

  18. Jericho K

    This was an amazing tool

  19. Susan A

    Great resource to accompany a wonderful book!

  20. Rachael T

    I absolutely loved working on this with my fourth graders. The mentor text is outstanding and made for a captivating daily read-aloud in my class. I randomly assigned one of the 28 “days” to each of my students, and they wrote about the event/person on the format you created. To display their work, I used vividly colored paper with labeled Day One, Day Two, etc., to create cover sheets on an interactive bulletin board for our hallway. The background and trim for my bulletin board were made from old newspapers. The contrast of colors made for a really eye-catching display that begged students and teachers to lift the flap and discover what happened.

  21. Angela D

    Great resource to match the book.

  22. Rising Sun Speech with C Greene 

    I liked this packet a lot, thank you!

  23. DanaDoesIt 

    This was a great extension activity for the book 28 Days. My kids loved “reporting” on each person or event they learned about.

  24. Princess Woodruff 

    Excellent! Just what I needed.

  25. Kellie M


  26. Miss Eschberger 

    Thank you!

  27. Megan W

    They loves this interactive activity! They worked in groups to research the people and made the projects together!

  28. patsy H

    My students were very engaged during the month of February and had no problem with the resource given.

  29. Melynee N

    I am embedding these materials into Nearpod for students that are learning synchronously and asynchronously. I needed to edit to make that possible.

  30. Holly W

    Perfect resource to go with this amazing book!

  31. Julia K

    Great resource!

  32. Annesah H

    I planned to use this for African Heritage month however, I am Canadian and ended up finding a Canadian-based resource which I used instead. This was definitely really good and I’ll be saving it for future use beyond February!

  33. Jessica M

    Loved having pre-made templates for my end of book project.

  34. Emily Peruyera 

    This was a wonderful resource for Black History Month.

  35. Denise L

    Great resource.

  36. Gina C

    My students loved using this resource!

  37. Linda T

    I love that there is one for each day of Black History month.

  38. Karin L

    We ended up with a wonderful newspaper display to showcase our learning from the book.

  39. JS T 

    Thank you so much…this was a great resource and super helpful!

  40. Class for cash 

    Great unit to go along with the book. I use it every year for Black History Month. Engaging and informative.

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