Looking for the best teaching tools to celebrate Black History Month?

Each year since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided a theme for Black History Month. This year’s theme, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington,” corresponds with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • Celebrate African American Heritage with Scholastic: This rich collection of teaching resources covers a lot of ground, including The Civil Rights Movement, African American contributions to the arts, and slavery in America. Each topic is covered with lesson plans, multimedia, and reading lists. 
  • Black History Month Lessons and Resources from the NEA: The National Education Association produced this exhaustive collection of teaching resources for Black History Month. Lesson plans are provided for all grade levels, and they include quizzes, discussion topics, and background information. 

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