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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
Martin Luther King Jr. Printables Slideshow (Grades 4-8)
Top 10 Martin Luther King Activities
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)

Technology Resources

African-American Heroes
African Storytellers

Printables for Grades K-5

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
The Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Civil Rights Heroes Quiz
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Cultures Day Project Ideas
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Slavery Writing Prompt
More Popular Black History Month Printables

Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12

Defining Jazz Music
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
More Popular Black History Month Printables & Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

Tap Your Feet
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Percussion Performance and Culture
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Activities for African Folk Tales
Senufo Painting
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Underground Railroad
Learning through The Duke
African-American Gospel Music
The Struggle Against Segregation
Interactive Timeline
Indentured Servants
More Popular Black History Month Lessons

African-American History Resources

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More African-American History Resources

Quizzes

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

References

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Negro League Baseball
More Popular Black History Month References

Articles

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Teammates
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Women of Brewster Place and The Men of Brewster Place
To Be a Slave
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
More Popular Black History Month Articles

Black History Month Art Activities

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

Music & Drama Activities

Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
We Shall Overcome Lesson Plan: We Are the Freedom Riders
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Exhibit Scoring Guide
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
More Music & Drama Activities for Black History Month

Language Arts Activities

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
To Be a Slave — Comprehension Test A
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Black History Month

Black History Month Literature Resources

The Lions of Little Rock Common Core Lesson Plans
To Be a Slave Worksheet
The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Orphan Boy
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Synopsis and Activity
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
More Popular Literature Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month Biographies

George Washington Carver Little Book
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
More Popular Black History Month Biographies

Science Activities for Black History Month

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
Individual Room Temperature Controls Puzzle & Reading Passage
Drylongso
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
Happy Birthday to MLK
More Math Activities for Black History Month

Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Black Hockey Players in the NHL
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
African-American Hall of Fame
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Resources for Black History Month

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
I Have a Dream
Jim Crow
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Teaching Guide to Marching for Freedom
Equal Is Right
Black History Word Search
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Slavery Resources

A Guide to Teaching About Freedom Struggles
Speaking of Slavery
Slavery: An Incalculable Human Loss
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Free and Slave States, 1787
More Slavery Resources

Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Curriculum Guide
Slavery and the Constitution
The Fight Against Lynching
Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank, 2001
A Wreath for Emmett Till Teacher's Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Segregation
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Resources on Race, Discrimination, & Segregation

Matin Luther King Jr Day Resources

Dreams Idea Sheets
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Martin Luther King Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
Dreams Poetry Unit
Dreams Poem
MLK Jr. Story
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Kwanzaa Activities

Activities for African Folk Tales
An Overview of Kwanzaa
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
Kwanzaa Word Problems
Kwanzaa Symbols & Celebration
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
African Storytellers
More Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Related Resources

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

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/10), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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