Black History

February is Black History Month. Many web sites have been created to help convey information on the contributions and experiences of African Americans to the classroom.

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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as…  learn more

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Oh Freedom! Teaching Art and the Civil Rights Movement

Oh Freedom! is an interdisciplinary resource from the Smithsonian's American Art Museum. It helps K–12 teachers and students discover the history, influence, and legacy of the Civil Rights…  learn more

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Patchwork of African-American Life

Patchwork indexes a number of other resources including treasure hunts, webquests, sample activities and more.  learn more

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The Freedom School

In the summer of 1964, over forty Freedom Schools opened in Mississippi. These schools were part of Freedom Summer, a project of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, with…  learn more

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Vintage Photos Of Black History Being Made In America

NewsOne has also assembled a collection if Black History month resources. Some of the pictures on this page are a hard to see, and should probably be limited…  learn more

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Black History Figures, Events, Pictures & Videos

Each year in the United States, February is dedicated as Black History Month. What began as the grassroots effort of African-American historian Carter G. Woodson has grown into…  learn more

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Black History Month Activities & Resources

February Is Black History Month. Understand, acknowledge, and appreciate the influential contributions and experiences of key African American figures throughout the history of the United States.  learn more

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Black History Facts

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. It became a month-long celebration in 1976.  learn more

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Black History Month Profiles: Great African American Poets from Across the Generations

This collection of poems from three highly regarded and important African American poets focuses on groundbreaking poems with the themes of diversity, inclusion, and racial equality. Includes biographies…  learn more

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Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture

Enhance understanding with a teaching guide that offers books about African-American history and culture appropriate for all reading levels. This is useful resource for celebrating Martin Luther King…  learn more

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Celebrating Black History & Culture

This collection is curated to showcase Black excellence through contributions, achievements, and ideas across subjects and eras. These resources aim to inspire educators to intentionally include Black stories…  learn more

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50 Powerful Pictures From Black History That Speak For Themselves

BuzzFeed News has assembled 50 high resolution images showing Black History in America from before the Civil War to the present. Highly recommended.  learn more

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A Conversation With My Black Son

Ask almost any minority parent and they'll tell you the hardest thing was giving their children "The Talk", not about the birds and the bees, but about what…  learn more

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Black History Facts & Worksheets

This comprehensive guide to your study of Black History is an incredible addition to any social studies class during Black History Month, or at any time throughout the…  learn more

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A Quest for Full Citizenship

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress, with more than 240 items, including books, government documents,…  learn more

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Black History Month Lessons & Resources

Bring African-American culture & history into your curriculum. Throughout the month of February, we come together to celebrate Black heritage, tradition, and achievement.  learn more

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Free Resources for the Elementary Classroom

Black History Month provides a wonderful opportunity for educators to teach their students about the pivotal role black Americans have played in U.S. history, and to help students…  learn more

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iCivics: Black History Month

Black history is American history. Black History Month in February provides an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the role Black Americans have played in shaping the United…  learn more

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40 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond

Black history is American history and needs to be embedded into your classroom experiences year-round. At the same time, Black History Month provides the necessary opportunity to dig…  learn more

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Black History Month Choice Board for Middle School

Help your students understand why Black History Month is celebrated with these student choice activities for middle school students. They are perfect for researching famous Black Americans while reinforcing why…  learn more

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RESOURCES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month.  As a former elementary school teacher, it was always very helpful to me to have a list to sift through to find just…  learn more

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55 Black History Videos Everyone Should Watch

Here’s a list of Black history videos to enlighten students in every grade level.  learn more

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Celebrate Black Art and Artists for Black History Month

Witness the enduring mark Black artists have made on American art through more than two centuries of Black art in our collection — from 19th century painters Joshua Johnson and Robert Seldon…  learn more

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Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know About

Helping your students see the possibilities of careers in STEM fields means providing them with diverse role models. Black History Month provides teachers with an opportunity to feature…  learn more

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PBS LearningMedia: Celebrating Black History & Culture

This collection is curated to showcase Black excellence through contributions, achievements, and ideas across subjects and eras. These resources aim to inspire educators to intentionally include Black stories…  learn more

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Best Lessons and Activities for Teaching Black History Month

The following are some of the best lessons and activities for teaching Black history.  learn more

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Lesson Plan: Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement was the struggle for equal rights and freedom for African Americans in the United States. It was accomplished through a series of protests, social…  learn more

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Black History Month for Kids: Google Slides, Resources, and More

Use this month to celebrate and honor Black history, culture, and people. February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month in the United States. Learn more about…  learn more

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40 Powerful Black History Month Poems for Kids of All Ages

Black history is American history, so it should be recognized every day. That said, every February, we have an opportunity to educate our students about the important events…  learn more

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African American History Month – Teacher Resources

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial…  learn more

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Black History Lesson Plans and Resources

Teaching about Black History is an essential and important part of any history curriculum and an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black people…  learn more

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Black History Month Reading List – 30 Titles for Grades K-12

While African-American authors hold their own in the literary world, Black History Month gives you a chance to highlight some of the most celebrated African-American authors and their…  learn more

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Learn More About 35 Scientists for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Learn more about some of the many African American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. By Amy Cowen on January 20,…  learn more