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

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Slavery Writing Prompt
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Civil Rights Heroes Quiz
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
The Civil Rights Movement
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Underground Railroad Map - New Bedford, MA
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Defining Jazz Music
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

The Underground Railroad
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
African-American Gospel Music
Interactive Timeline
The Struggle Against Segregation
Indentured Servants
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

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

Quizzes

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

References

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Ella Fitzgerald
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Teammates
To Be a Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Ella Fitzgerald
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Senufo Painting
Large Masks
African Folktale Characters
Kente Cloth
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

We Shall Overcome Lesson Plan: We Are the Freedom Riders
Percussion Performance and Culture
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
Billy Strayhorn Interview
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
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
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 Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
To Be a Slave Worksheet
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Flygirl Discussion Guide
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Shirley Chisholm as a Member of Congress
George Washington Carver Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Orphan Boy
George Washington Carver
Drylongso
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

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

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Althea Gibson's Story
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Negro League Baseball
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Althea Gibson
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Black History Word Search
I Have a Dream
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

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

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
The Fight Against Lynching
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
The American Dream and African-American History
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Dreams Idea Sheets
MLK Jr. Story
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)
African Storytellers
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
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!

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

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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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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