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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)
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
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Black History Month Quiz
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Slavery Writing Prompt
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Black History Word Search
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
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
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
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
Interactive Timeline
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Indentured Servants
Learning through The Duke
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
George Washington Carver Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

Black History Month Quiz
Civil Rights Quiz
ABC Order -- Famous Black Americans
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
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

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

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

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

Language Arts Activities

Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
ABC Order -- Famous African-Americans
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Starter
Teammates
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
To Be a Slave
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
The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
Langston Hughes, an Everyday Poet
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
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
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Wizard of Tuskegee: George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver
More Science Activities for Black History Month

Math Activities for Black History Month

Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
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

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

Slavery Resources

Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
The Emancipation Proclamation
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
Current Challenges in the African-American Community
The Great Migration and the Search for a New Life
The American Dream and African-American History
Teacher's Guide to Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
The Fight Against Lynching
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
African Storytellers
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
To Market in Africa
Kwanzaa Word Problems
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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