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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 Children's Books for Black History Month
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)

Technology Resources

African Storytellers
African-American Heroes

Printables for Grades K-5

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Slavery Writing Prompt
Cultures Day Project Ideas
The Civil Rights Movement
African Tribal Masks
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Defining Jazz Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Senufo Painting
Activities for African Folk Tales
Percussion Performance and Culture
African-American Heroes
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Underground Railroad
The Struggle Against Segregation
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Interactive Timeline
African-American Gospel Music
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
A Jazz Talk Show
Learning through The Duke
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Rosa Parks
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month
Teammates
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
George Washington Carver Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
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 Coloring Page
Teammates
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson's Story
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Black History Word Search
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Struggle Against Segregation
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Racial Struggles in the U.S.
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
The Fight Against Lynching
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream
Dreams Idea Sheets
All About 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
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Candles
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

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