Black History Month resources and lesson plans
Update 2/6/2015 – I’ve updated the list! When you’re done here, head over to the 2015 version.
Finding Black History Month lesson plans and teaching resources is not that tough. Finding good ones . . . a bit more difficult.
So I’ve spent some time over the last few days, trying to sift through the hundreds of places that are posting Black History Month materials. And I think I’ve come up with a pretty good list. The stuff from the National Archives and the Library of Congress seems especially good.
African American History Month from the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
eHow created an interesting take of the Black History Month lesson plan idea called How to Write Lesson Plans for Black History Month.
Education World offers a wide variety of resources including lesson plans, activities, games, recipes, sounds and resources.
The Teach-nology people have developed a very nice list of over 50 lesson plans, biographies and numerous worksheets that could lead to great conversation.
And finally, the Bio.com folks have an awesome, interactive site with biographies, timelines, videos, games, photos and basic historical background section.
Good luck! And enjoy.
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