Paul Robeson

A reading comprehension lesson on Paul Robeson. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will learn who Paul Robeson was.

• Students will understand what Paul Robeson did during his lifetime.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Paul Robeson was an African American athlete, actor and singer. He was also a writer and civil rights activist. Robeson was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for outstanding achievement by a Black American and the Lenin Peace Prize, an international award to honor people who promote peace among all people. Robeson was able to communicate in 20 different languages, and he was fluent or nearly fluent in 12. However, much controversy surrounded Paul Robeson life because of his political views.



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