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Black History Month Endless Creative Writing Prompts

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Never come up with a creative writing prompt again with this Black History Month-themed storytelling unit! Using the 'somebody wants but so then' (SWBST) approach, this comprehensive LOW PREP resource includes Black historical figure character cards, creative writing graphic organizers, writing rubrics, and more.

It makes a great addition to your Black History Month unit study; writing lessons or centers; or social studies or history class. Perfect for first grade, second grade, and third grade classrooms, homeschool families, and cooperatives.


  • Teacher instructions
  • Creative writing rubrics (teacher and student versions)
  • Black historical figure cards (20 in color and 20 in B&W)
  • Creative writing graphic organizers (4 options with endless creative possibilities)
  • 100 common adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions
  • Writing process handouts and bookmarks
  • Parts of speech anchor chart
After printing the cards, select which graphic organizers you would like students to use, review the rubric with them, and send them off to write. This can be done individually or in small groups so they can bounce ideas off of one another. Students will submit their finished creative writing stories for teacher assessment.


  • Bessie Coleman
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Dr. Patricia Bath
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Garrett Morgan
  • George Washington Carver
  • Ida Bell Wells
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Mae C. Jemison
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Maya Angelou
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Rosa Parks
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Thurgood Marshall


  • Art (illustrating and coloring)
  • English language arts
  • Grammar
  • History
  • Research
  • Social studies
  • Writing (creative writing and storytelling)
You will get a PDF (6MB) file

Terms of Use: This product is licensed for personal or classroom use ONLY, unless multiple licenses are purchased. Commercial use is not allowed. Refunds: All sales are final and non-refundable due to the immediate access to digital products.

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