Black History Month Kickoff: 5 Great Teaching Resources

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Happy first day of Black History Month! Although here, we celebrate Africana (people of African descent around the world, spread by voluntary and forced migration) history and culture year round. 😉

To kick the month off right, here is a list of 5 free Black History resources:

Smithsonian Education:

Includes lesson plans, a virtual African American cultural heritage tour, audio recordings of music and poetry, reading lists, and more.

Edsitement’s Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources:

Includes an array of multimedia resources journeying through African Americans’ history from 1450-present.


Provides a list of great teaching resources while affirming that “Black history is American history”.


Another awesome list of resources, including lesson plans, music, photographs, film, and more.

Best History Sites:

A final list of resources – multimedia, lesson plans, and activities.



Nikala Asante



Nikala Asante is a mother, college student, martial artist, yoga lover, poet, painter, and vegan who enjoys sunlight, Africana studies, and working with children.

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