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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 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Kwanzaa Candles
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Kwanzaa Background
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Slavery Writing Prompt
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
African-American Gospel Music
Defining Jazz Music
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
The Fight Against Lynching
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Tap Your Feet
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Activities for African Folk Tales
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Influencing Others in Our World
Harriet Brent Jacobs
Senufo Painting
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Indentured Servants
The Underground Railroad
A Jazz Talk Show
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Birthday Buddies
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Raisin in the Sun
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
"Ain't I a Woman"
54th Regiment Memorial
Maya Angelou
Thurgood Marshall
Phillis Wheatley
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Abraham Lincoln Coloring Page
Kente Cloth
Large Masks
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
Interactive Timeline
Billy Strayhorn Interview
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dreams Idea Sheets
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Poetry Unit
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Rosa Parks
To Be a Slave Worksheet
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
African American Writers
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
General Colin Powell
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

George Washington Carver
Orphan Boy
Drylongso
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

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
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Althea Gibson
Arthur Ashe
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Teammates
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
Medgar Evers
Barbara Jordan
Ralph Johnson Bunche
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Speaking of Slavery
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Racial Struggles in the U.S.
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
The Struggle Against Segregation
Eleanor Roosevelt Helped Marian Anderson
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
"I Have a Dream" Report
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Martin Luther King Jr. Alphabetizing
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa Candles
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Background
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

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