Black History Month Resources

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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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month

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Literature Guide

Ghetto Cowboy Reading and Activity Guide

Learn about the urban riders of Philadelphia. This printable guide to Ghett... read more

Literature Guide

The Help Teacher's Guide

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement through literature. The Help by Kathr... read more

Literature Guide

Twelve Years a Slave Teacher's Guide

Introduce students to the slave narrative genre, then begin an in-depth stu... read more


Matching Names of Famous Black Americans

Students match the first and last names of famous black Americans. Then, th... read more


Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity

Kwanzaa terms and definitions are reviewed in this vocabulary matching acti... read more


The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide

Use this teacher's guide with The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine to... read more

Literature Guide

These Hands Teacher's Guide

During the 1950s and early 1960s, African American workers at many large-sc... read more

Literature Guide

Ellen's Broom Discussion Guide & Activities

Teach young children about the lives of former slaves and their families du... read more


Up Close: Thurgood Marshall Discussion Guide

Examine the life and work of Thurgood Marshall—a lawyer and U.S. Supreme Co... read more


Condoleezza Rice

Learn about the life of Condoleezza Rice, who served as U.S. Secretary of S... read more


African-American Quotations

Can your students identify these quotations by famous African Americans? Te... read more


Black Athletes Quiz

Test your knowledge of famous African American athletes who made a differen... read more

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