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.

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    Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month

    This gallery features 10 top children's books for Black History Month paired with a teaching guide f... read more

    Literature Guide

    Ghetto Cowboy Reading and Activity Guide

    Learn about the urban riders of Philadelphia. This printable guide to Ghetto Cowboy includes classro... read more

    Literature Guide

    The Help Teacher's Guide

    Learn about the Civil Rights Movement through literature. The Help by Kathryn Stockett is told throu... read more

    Literature Guide

    Twelve Years a Slave Teacher's Guide

    Introduce students to the slave narrative genre, then begin an in-depth study with Twelve Years a Sl... read more

    Worksheet

    Matching Names of Famous Black Americans

    Students match the first and last names of famous black Americans. Then, they use the Internet or re... read more

    Worksheet

    Kwanzaa Terms Matching Activity

    Kwanzaa terms and definitions are reviewed in this vocabulary matching activity. The quiz covers sym... read more

    Worksheet

    The Lions of Little Rock Teacher's Guide

    Use this teacher's guide with The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine to study the "Lost Year" (1... read more

    Video

    Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities

    Examine the role of slavery in the Civil War and the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation t... read more

    Activity

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on January 16, 2017. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Ki... read more

    Literature Guide

    These Hands Teacher's Guide

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, African American workers at many large-scale bakery factories were... read more

    Literature Guide

    Ellen's Broom Discussion Guide & Activities

    Teach young children about the lives of former slaves and their families during the Reconstruction E... read more

    Worksheet

    Up Close: Thurgood Marshall Discussion Guide

    Examine the life and work of Thurgood Marshall—a lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Justice—with your stu... read more

    Biography

    Condoleezza Rice

    Learn about the life of Condoleezza Rice, who served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005-2009. read more

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