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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 15 Black History Month Resources
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Cultures Day Project Ideas
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Slavery Writing Prompt
The Civil Rights Movement
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
African-American Gospel Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Tap Your Feet
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Percussion Performance and Culture
Activities for African Folk Tales
Senufo Painting
Birthday Buddies
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
Indentured Servants
A Jazz Talk Show
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
George Washington Carver Little Book
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
"Ain't I a Woman"
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
The Amistad Rebellion
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
African-American Film Pioneers
66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

African-American Influence on Music and Dance
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
Learning through The Duke
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
Exhibit Scoring Guide
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
To Be a Slave
Dreams Poem
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
Dreams Idea Sheets
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Princess of Black Poetry: Nikki Giovanni
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Heaven Teacher's Guide
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Discussion Guide
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Drylongso
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

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

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Althea Gibson's Story
African-American Hall of Fame
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Negro League Baseball
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
Black History Month Activities
Equal Is Right
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Black History Word Search
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
The Emancipation Proclamation
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Current Challenges in the African-American Community
The Great Migration and the Search for a New Life
Milestones in the Black History of Canada
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Teacher's Guide
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Slave Ships
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
MLK Jr. Story
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Activities for African Folk Tales
African Storytellers
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
To Market in Africa
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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