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Black History Month – Teacher Resources

February is Black History Month. Explore the many contributions of African-Americans with our cross-curricular lessons, printables, quizzes, and activities below. You'll find biographies on athletes, scientists, civil rights leaders, and more! Utilize these resources for grades K-12 to examine the historical and social context of slavery. From art to technology, there are activities to connect Black history with every subject including holiday resources for Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Educational Videos

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities

Slideshows

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
African Tribal Masks
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Cultures Day Project Ideas
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Slavery Writing Prompt
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Postage Stamps for Heroes
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
African-American Gospel Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Defining Jazz Music
Three African-Americans in the Far West
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Tap Your Feet
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Influencing Others in Our World
Harriet Brent Jacobs
Birthday Buddies
Activities for African Folk Tales
African-American Hall of Fame
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Interactive Timeline
The Underground Railroad
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Indentured Servants
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
The Struggle Against Segregation
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
A Raisin in the Sun
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
ABC Order -- Famous Black Americans
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More Black History Month Quizzes

References

Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Gordon Parks
Sojourner Truth
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
54th Regiment Memorial
Negro League Baseball
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Founding of the NAACP
New Bedford, MA and the Underground Railroad
54th Regiment Massachusetts Memorial
Orphan Boy
To Be a Slave
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
Kente Cloth
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Weaving with Weeds
Senufo Painting
Large Masks
African Folktale Characters
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

A Jazz Talk Show
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
Learning through The Duke
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass Activity & Discussion Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
George Washington and Phillis Wheatley
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
MLK Jr. Story
Lost in the Tunnel of Time Teacher's Guide
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Hope's Gift Discussion & Activity Guide
Teaching About the Civil Rights Movement with Picture Books
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Old South Meeting House
An Abolitionist Play
Teammates
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Drylongso
George Washington Carver
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
Happy Birthday to MLK
More Math Activities for Black History Month

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Althea Gibson's Story
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Arthur Ashe
Althea Gibson
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
William Edward Burghardt DuBois
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Barbara Jordan
Medgar Evers
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Speaking of Slavery
Free and Slave States, 1787
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

End of Segregation in Public Schools
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
The Fight Against Lynching
Eleanor Roosevelt Helped Marian Anderson
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Civil Rights Quiz
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Activities for African Folk Tales
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

Encyclopedia of Prominent African-Americans
Virtual Field Trip: Black History in Boston

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