This post originally appeared on the blog Teaching, Love, Cupcakes.
With Black History Month and Presidents’ Day both in February, it’s the perfect time to introduce our younger students to research. Think primary students are too young for a research project? Guess again! Continue reading for resources and ideas for differentiating research.
Every year in second grade, we do a Famous Black American research project. I created research sources for students to use. I like to have students use both the QR Codes and books to locate information and facts. Click on the picture below for a closer look at this product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
This product is designed to be used and broken apart as needed for your class. Each research passage includes two graphic organizers, and an optional interactive notebook page.
I look forward to seeing these posters every year! The students work so hard on putting it all together just right. I’m always blown away by the dedication and hard work that goes into the finished products.
Students can use the research passages individually, or work with partners. Look at the amazing work one third grade class did with my MLK Jr. Research Freebie!
I love how the groups were able to personalize their posters! This year, we’ll dive deeper into research for Presidents’ Day.
Each website linked through the QR Codes is from kid-friendly websites.
Have a wonderful day,
Princess is a first grade teacher in Dallas, Texas. She is passionate about integrating meaningful technology in her classroom, and enjoys providing her students with activities that promote movement. In her spare time she enjoys travel, exercise, and reading. You can find her sharing teaching ideas and resources on Pinterest and Instagram.