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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 (6-12)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Cultures Day Project Ideas
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
Notable African-American Women Quiz
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
The Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

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

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad
Interactive Timeline
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Indentured Servants
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
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
To Be a Slave
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Louis Armstrong
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
"Ain't I a Woman"
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
The Amistad Rebellion
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street
African-American Film Pioneers
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
African Folktale Characters
Large Masks
Kente Cloth
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

African-American Influence on Music and Dance
A Jazz Talk Show
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
We Shall Overcome Lesson Plan: We Are the Freedom Riders
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Slavery Writing Prompt
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Dreams Poem
Dreams Idea Sheets
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
To Be a Slave Worksheet
Harriet Brent Jacobs
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

George Washington Carver Little Book
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Orphan Boy
George Washington Carver
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
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Happy Birthday to MLK
More Math Activities for Black History Month

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Althea Gibson's Story
African-American Hall of Fame
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Althea Gibson
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Negro League Baseball
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
I Have a Dream
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Black History Word Search
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

The Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
Speaking of Slavery
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Current Challenges in the African-American Community
The Great Migration and the Search for a New Life
The Struggle Against Segregation
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Discussion Guide
The Help Teacher's Guide
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
Slave Ships
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
MLK Jr. Story
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
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
To Market in Africa
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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