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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 Trip Ideas for Black History Month
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Top 15 Black History Month Resources
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 Civil Rights Movement
Slavery Writing Prompt
Notable African-American Women Quiz
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Defining Jazz Music
African-American Gospel Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
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
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Senufo Painting
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad
Indentured Servants
Interactive Timeline
The Struggle Against Segregation
Harriet Brent Jacobs
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
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
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

Civil Rights Quiz
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Kwanzaa Word Problems
More Black History Month Quizzes

References

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

Articles

Teammates
The Amistad Rebellion
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
66 Phillips Street/86 Pinckney Street
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
African-American Film Pioneers
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

African-American Influence on Music and Dance
Learning through The Duke
A Jazz Talk Show
African-Americans in Arts & Entertainment Quiz
We Shall Overcome Lesson Plan: We Are the Freedom Riders
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
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Dreams Poem
Dreams Idea Sheets
Abolitionists Working Together
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

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
Princess of Black Poetry: Nikki Giovanni
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
To Market in Africa
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
George Washington Carver Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

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

Math Activities for Black History Month

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book
Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
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
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Arthur Ashe
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Negro League Baseball
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Jim Crow
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
Black History Word Search
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
The Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
Speaking of Slavery
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
Slave Ships
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had Discussion Guide
The Help Teacher's Guide
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

MLK Jr. Story
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
I Have a Dream
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr Printable Book (K-3)
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades K-3)
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Activities for African Folk Tales
To Market in Africa
African Storytellers
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Kwanzaa Candles
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

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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