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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
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)

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
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Althea Gibson's Story
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
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
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
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
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
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
Senufo Painting
Activities for African Folk Tales
Birthday Buddies
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

The Underground Railroad
Interactive Timeline
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
A Jazz Talk Show
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
The Struggle Against Segregation
Harriet Brent Jacobs
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
A Raisin in the Sun
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Biographies of African-American Inventors
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Mason and Dixon's Line
The Harlem Renaissance
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Negro League Baseball
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
The Amistad Rebellion
Teammates
Louis Armstrong
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

Defining Jazz Music
African-American Influence on Music and Dance
Revelations: Alvin Ailey, Jr.
Notting Hill Carnival
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Dreams Poem
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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

To Be a Slave Worksheet
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Ghetto Cowboy Reading and Activity Guide
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Synopsis and Activity
To Be a Slave
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

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

Science Activities for Black History Month

Orphan Boy
Drylongso
George Washington Carver
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

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

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Abolition of Slavery in the UK
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Civil Rights Movement
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Teacher's Guide
No More!, Free at Last! & Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round Teacher's Guide
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Black History Word Search
Speaking of Slavery
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Fight Against Lynching
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
Flygirl Discussion Guide
Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald Discussion Guide
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Discussion 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
Martin Luther King Jr. & Your Dreams
Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
"I Have a Dream" Report
Dreams Poetry Unit
MLK Jr. Story
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

African Storytellers
Activities for African Folk Tales
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa Candles
An Overview of Kwanzaa
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

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