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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 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Activities to Honor Heroes
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
African Tribal Masks
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

An Extraordinary Bus Ride: Rosa Parks
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Slavery Writing Prompt
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Civil Rights Heroes Quiz
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Defining Jazz Music
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Fight Against Lynching
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
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
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Percussion Performance and Culture
Birthday Buddies
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

A Jazz Talk Show
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad
Learning through The Duke
African-American Gospel Music
Harriet Brent Jacobs
Senufo Painting
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

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

Quizzes

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

References

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
James Meredith
African American Writers
Haiti
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
To Be a Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
The Amistad Rebellion
New Bedford, MA and the Underground Railroad
Teammates
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
Interactive Timeline
Exhibit Scoring Guide
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Juneteenth - African Americans Wordsearch
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Dreams Idea Sheets
Dreams Poem
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
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
An Abolitionist Play
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
George Washington Carver Little Book
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Drylongso
Orphan Boy
George Washington Carver
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
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

Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Arthur Ashe
Althea Gibson
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Equal Is Right
My Mother the Cheerleader Reading Guide
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

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

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
African-American Troops in the Civil War
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
The Struggle Against Segregation
Eleanor Roosevelt Helped Marian Anderson
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
Influencing Others in Our World
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
African Storytellers
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
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!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

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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