For the 100th day of school, I wanted an activity that would encourage thinking, writing and even some math.
I found two coloring books with African American greats and made 19 different copies (one for each student) of our ancestors. Each sheet had a small paragraph or two about that historical figure along with their birthday and the year of their death (if they died).
My students had to figure out how old their figure was 100 years ago then write about what they thought their character was doing.
There was one student who got Crispus Attucks (1723-1770) who figured out that he wasn’t alive 100 years ago. He was the only one who had to get another figure.