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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)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
An Extraordinary Bus Ride: Rosa Parks
Activities to Honor Heroes
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
African Tribal Masks
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Civil Rights Heroes Quiz
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Civil War Epitaphs
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Slavery Writing Prompt
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Defining Jazz Music
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad
Interactive Timeline
The Struggle Against Segregation
African-American Gospel Music
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
Learning through The Duke
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
A Raisin in the Sun
Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
African-American Scientists
African-American Inventors
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
To Be a Slave
Teammates
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Timeline of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Exhibit Scoring Guide
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
A Jazz Talk Show
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Juneteenth - African Americans Wordsearch
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
To Be a Slave Worksheet
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Cecil's Story
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
George Washington Carver Little Book
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Drylongso
Orphan Boy
George Washington Carver
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
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
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
African-American Hall of Fame
Arthur Ashe
Althea Gibson
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Black History Word Search
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Jim Crow
I Have a Dream
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
The Emancipation Proclamation
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Fight Against Lynching
End of Segregation in Public Schools
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
Eleanor Roosevelt Helped Marian Anderson
The Great Migration
The Great Migration and the Search for a New Life
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Dreams Poem
Dreams Poetry Unit
Dreams Idea Sheets
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Candles
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
African Storytellers
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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