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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 Martin Luther King Activities
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources

Technology Resources

African Storytellers
African-American Heroes

Printables for Grades K-5

Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Slavery Writing Prompt
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Althea Gibson's Story
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Activities to Honor Heroes
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Postage Stamps for Heroes
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Revelations: Alvin Ailey, Jr.
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
African-American Gospel Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Indentured Servants
Defining Jazz Music
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Tap Your Feet
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Percussion Performance and Culture
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Activities for African Folk Tales
Influencing Others in Our World
Birthday Buddies
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Interactive Timeline
The Underground Railroad
Senufo Painting
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
Learning through The Duke
A Jazz Talk Show
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

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

Quizzes

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

References

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Mason and Dixon's Line
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
Negro League Baseball
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Sojourner Truth
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
The Amistad Rebellion
Louis Armstrong
Teammates
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
African Folktale Characters
Kente Cloth
Bakwele Dance Mask
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Design a Poster
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

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

Language Arts Activities

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Heaven Teacher's Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Rosa Parks
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
To Be a Slave Worksheet
Ghetto Cowboy Reading and Activity Guide
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Synopsis and Activity
To Be a Slave
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Drylongso
Orphan Boy
George Washington Carver
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
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Althea Gibson
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
The Civil Rights Movement
Abolition of Slavery in the UK
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
William Edward Burghardt DuBois
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Proclamation
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Free and Slave States, 1787
Speaking of Slavery
Black History Word Search
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
The Struggle Against Segregation
The Fight Against Lynching
Eleanor Roosevelt Helped Marian Anderson
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
I Have a Dream
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
African Storytellers
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

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