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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)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
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
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
George Washington Carver Little Book
Black History Month Quiz
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Slavery Writing Prompt
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
Black History Word Search
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Black History Month Activities
Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
African-American Gospel Music
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Fannie's Life
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
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
Activities for African Folk Tales
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
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
The Struggle Against Segregation
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Interactive Timeline
Learning through The Duke
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Harriet Tubman Biography
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Maya Angelou
Hiram Revels
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
A Raisin in the Sun
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
To Be a Slave
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans
Kente Cloth
Postage Stamps for Heroes
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Design a T-Shirt
African Folktale Characters
MLK Jr. Coloring Page
Large Masks
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Defining Jazz Music
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
ABC Order -- Famous African-Americans
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Teammates
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Teacher's Guide
Langston Hughes, an Everyday Poet
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Sarah Breedlove Walker -- Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver
Drylongso
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
Happy Birthday to MLK
More Math Activities for Black History Month

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
African-American Hall of Fame
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Althea Gibson's Story
Althea Gibson
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Satchel Paige and the Negro League
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

The Civil Rights Movement
I Have a Dream
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Current Challenges in the African-American Community
The American Dream and African-American History
Milestones in the Black History of Canada
Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children Common Core Lesson Plans
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Dreams Idea Sheets
MLK Jr. Story
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
African Storytellers
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

Highlights

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Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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