Black History Month

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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
Children learn about the history and legacy of Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black towns formed after the passage of the 13th Amendment.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Civil Rights Crossword
Civil Rights Crossword
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Civil Rights Crossword
Test your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement with this crossword puzzle. Use the clues to help you fill in the grid.
Social studies
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Civil Rights Songs
Civil Rights Songs
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Civil Rights Songs
Learn more about some of the most popular songs of the day and explore what made them anthems of the Civil Rights movement.
5th grade
Social studies
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Discover with George Washington Carver
Discover with George Washington Carver
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Discover with George Washington Carver
Young students will have a blast learning about George Washington Carver's discoveries and practicing their writing in this lesson honoring the contributions of this African American scientist.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Visualizing Words: Martin Luther King, Jr.
To celebrate Black History Month, students will spend time studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as they practice important comprehension skills through journaling and art.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Misty Copeland Reader
All About Misty Copeland Reader
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All About Misty Copeland Reader
Use this All About Misty Copeland Reader to help kindergarteners and first graders learn about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theater.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
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Using a Timeline: Barack Obama
Children learn about the life of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, in this timeline activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Frederick Douglass's Words
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Use this lesson to teach your students about Frederick Douglass and the impact that words had on his life. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life. Then, they'll complete a graphic organizer with peers to record important details and events in his life. Students will then demonstrate understanding by creating a poster with images and key words that stand out when they think about Frederick Douglass.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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American History Cards: Black Heroes
American History Cards: Black Heroes
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American History Cards: Black Heroes
These history trading cards feature 36 African Americans who have paved the road to freedom and equality.
5th grade
Social studies
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Civil Rights Sit-Ins
Civil Rights Sit-Ins
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Civil Rights Sit-Ins
In this worksheet, students learn how the Sit-In movement began, and the impact it had on both the region and the country.
5th grade
Social studies
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Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
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Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Mae Jemison.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Tuskegee Institute
Tuskegee Institute
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Tuskegee Institute
Learn about the Tuskegee Institute, an important site in American History. It was one of the first universities made to help educate African Americans.
4th grade
Social studies
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Color Anansi the Spider
Color Anansi the Spider
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Color Anansi the Spider
Color in Anansi, a crafty spider who spreads wisdom and knowledge wherever he goes.
2nd grade
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Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
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Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Whether it’s a poet, inventor, or famous scientist, this worksheet will help learners gather and organize important information.
4th grade
Social studies
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The March on Washington
The March on Washington
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The March on Washington
In this worksheet, children read about the March on Washington, the ideals that inspired it,  and the people who attended it.
5th grade
Social studies
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The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation
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The Emancipation Proclamation
Read a brief overview of the history of the Emancipation Proclamation, then review what you’ve learned with the exercises that follow.
4th grade
Social studies
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Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
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Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Mae Jemison is a pioneer; she was the first African American female to enter space! This biography of her life details her early life, education, experience as an astronaut, and her life after NASA.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens
This worksheet introduces students to Jesse Owens, whose successes in the 1938 Olympics made history and paved the way for African-Americans in all sports and fields.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
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Famous Olympians: Florence Griffith Joyner
Children learn about Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner, a record-breaking silver and gold medalist in track and field, in this sports biography worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Billie Holiday Coloring Page
Billie Holiday Coloring Page
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Billie Holiday Coloring Page
One of the most influential singers of the modern era, Billie Holiday is respected and revered by fans and musicians all over the world.
1st grade
Fine arts
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Coloring
Martin Luther King, Jr. Coloring
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Coloring
Celebrate Black History Month with this coloring page dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most important figures in Civil Rights history!
1st grade
Social studies
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Aunt Sue's Stories
Aunt Sue's Stories
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Aunt Sue's Stories
Challenge your high schooler to think about the sociocultural issues of Langston Hughes's poetry, with the soulful "Aunt Sue's Stories".
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Black History Month

Learning about black history month? Get inspired to teach with this wide array of resources. Learn about African Americans’ contributions in music (pop, jazz, soul, and other genres), politics, writing, science, sports, and other areas. Students can also learn about African cultures by making flags from African countries, crafting African musical instruments, and cooking African food. To teach more about black history and culture, check out our Martin Luther King Jr. resources.