I hope that you and your students have been having an awesome week. Here are six great resources for Black History Month to get February off to a great start.
It’s that time of year again – Black History Month. While African American History needs to be celebrated year round, February is a great opportunity to stock up on diverse lesson plans and printables.
Below is a starter list of links that I found useful. We can continue to build this list together as the weeks go by.
Please check back every week or so for updates on this post.
Free Black History Month Resources:
http://edhelper.com/BlackHistory.htm: Free printable plays, easy readers, photographs, lesson units, and more on African American history. This is a GREAT site from what I see.
Teachnology offers many free Black History printables. Please be sure to check out the “Revolutionaries of African American History” printables at the top.
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/blackhistprint_all.htm: “Famous Firsts” Black History Month Printables including word searches, crossword puzzles, and draw & writes. I challenge you to research the history of 5 people of African descent that made notable contributions to history before the Transatlantic Slave Trade to include in your Black History month curriculum this year!
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/black-history-month.htm: National Education Association presents lesson plans, quizzes, printables, video, audio on Black History. Poetry, literature, jazz, and much more…
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/: Scholastic presents “Top Ten African American Inventors”. Click the “Find out More” button after the short synopsis on each inventor to see more detailed biographies.
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/holidays-months-and-seasons-months-february-black-history-month-3635-2-1: ABC Teach Free Printables including Black History KWL Charts, Report Forms, and Acrostic Poem Forms.
http://www.nickjr.com/printables/all-shows/seasonal_black-history-month/all-ages/index.jhtml: African American history activities and printables.
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/black-history-month/teacher-resources/6602.html: Includes many free crafts, lessons, quizzes, and activities on Black History.