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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 (6-12)
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Slavery Writing Prompt
Cultures Day Project Ideas
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

The Civil Rights Movement
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Harlem Renaissance Activities
Harriet Tubman's Life
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Defining Jazz Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Activities for African Folk Tales
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Senufo Painting
Percussion Performance and Culture
Influencing Others in Our World
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

The Underground Railroad
African-American Gospel Music
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Interactive Timeline
The Struggle Against Segregation
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Learning through The Duke
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
George Washington Carver Little Book
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Harriet Tubman Biography
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Althea Gibson
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Famous Firsts in Aviation
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s
New Bedford, MA and the Underground Railroad
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Kente Cloth
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
A Jazz Talk Show
Exhibit Scoring Guide
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Rosa Parks
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Idea Sheets
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

To Be a Slave Worksheet
Langston Hughes, an Everyday Poet
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
Dreams Poem
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abolitionists Working Together
An Abolitionist Play
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
Orphan Boy
Drylongso
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
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

Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
Black History Word Search
Equal Is Right
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
The Help Teacher's Guide
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Fight Against Lynching
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
My Mother the Cheerleader Reading Guide
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children Common Core Lesson Plans
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" Report
Dreams Poetry Unit
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Candles
An Overview of Kwanzaa
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

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