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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 Children's Books for Black History Month
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow

Technology Resources

African Storytellers
African-American Heroes

Printables for Grades K-5

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Slavery Writing Prompt
Cultures Day Project Ideas
The Civil Rights Movement
African Tribal Masks
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

The Underground Railroad Matching Activity
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
I Have a Dream
The Harlem Renaissance Activities
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

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

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Activities for African Folk Tales
Percussion Performance and Culture
African-American Heroes
Influencing Others in Our World
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Underground Railroad
The Struggle Against Segregation
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Interactive Timeline
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
A Raisin in the Sun
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
Harriet Tubman Biography
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Teammates
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
New Bedford, MA and the Underground Railroad
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.
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Kente Cloth
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Large Masks
Ellen's Broom Discussion Guide & Activities
More Black History Month Art Activities

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
A Jazz Talk Show
Learning through The Duke
Exhibit Scoring Guide
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Rosa Parks
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Teammates
Juneteenth - African Americans Wordsearch
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Teammates
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Langston Hughes, an Everyday Poet
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
George Washington Carver Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Orphan Boy
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
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

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Teammates
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Althea Gibson
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Speaking of Slavery
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Struggle Against Segregation
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Racial Struggles in the U.S.
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
The Fight Against Lynching
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Influencing Others in Our World
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
African Storytellers
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Background
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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