Black History Month Activities & Resources

February is Black History Month. Explore the many contributions of African-Americans with our cross-curricular lesson plans, printables, quizzes, and activities below.

You'll find great activities and ideas which include biographies on athletes, scientists, civil rights leaders, and more! Utilize these ideas and 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.

Incorporate Black History Month into many of your classes, such as Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies, with our member exclusive activities packet. Looking for more? Explore and browse all Black History Month resources

Educational Videos & Activities
Choose from various activities to extend student learning after viewing these short videos for Black History Month.
Technology Resources
Help students understand more about African-American culture through research on websites.
Printables for Grades K-5
Use these printable pages to expand students' knowledge about African culture and history. Activities include a collaborative project, reading passages, a writing prompt, and creating an African tribal mask.
Printables for Grades 6-8
Increase students' knowledge of African-American culture and history with these cross-curricular writing, reading, and vocabulary term activities.
Printables & Lessons for Grades 9-12
These creative resources are designed to enhance students' understanding of African history and culture through the influence of music. Activities include lessons with song lyrics, reading passages, and math in jazz.
Lesson Plans for Grades K-5
Expand students' learning about African-American history through these resources which include reading passages about African folk tales, heroes, and important people.
Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8
Help students understand the struggle of African-Americans through these activities which include the Underground Railroad, Martin Luther King Jr. and other influential people.
African-American History Resources
Use our resources to enhance students' African-American history knowledge through reading African folk tales or other literature, videos with activities, and coloring pages.
Our slideshows provide lists of interesting and creative activities to do to help students learn more about African-American culture and history.
Test your students' knowledge and ideas of African holidays, civil rights, and Martin Luther King, Jr. with these quizzes during Black History Month.
Use our references to deepen students' understanding of important people and events in African-American history.
Music & Drama Activities
Extend students' knowledge through these fun and creative music-related activities. Included you will find how your students can create a talk show and learn about the relationship of math and jazz.
Language Arts Activities
Black History Month is a perfect time to expand your students' African-American knowledge using warm-ups, reading passages with writing activities, and a wordsearch.

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