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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 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
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
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
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
Notable African-American Women Quiz
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Cultures Day Project Ideas
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Defining Jazz Music
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
African-American Gospel Music
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
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
Activities for African Folk Tales
Percussion Performance and Culture
Senufo Painting
African-American Hall of Fame
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
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
A Jazz Talk Show
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

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
To Be a Slave
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

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

Articles

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
The Amistad Rebellion
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
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)
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Postage Stamps for Heroes
African Folktale Characters
Kente Cloth
Large Masks
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

African-American Film Pioneers
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
Learning through The Duke
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
We Shall Overcome Lesson Plan: We Are the Freedom Riders
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Slavery Writing Prompt
Dreams Poem
Dreams Idea Sheets
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
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
Readers Theater Script: The Drinking Gourd
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Discussion Guide
An Abolitionist Play
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

George Washington Carver Little Book
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
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
Happy Birthday to MLK
More Math Activities for Black History Month

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Althea Gibson's Story
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Althea Gibson
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
The Civil Rights Movement
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Black History Word Search
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
The Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln's Thanksgiving 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
The Help Teacher's Guide
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Teacher's Guide
Slave Ships
End of Segregation in Public Schools
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
MLK Jr. Story
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Influencing Others in Our World
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 Word Problems
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.

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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