Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Links to History: Black History Month Lesson Plans and Resources

Here are some links to resources to help in planning for Black History Month.

At you'll find lots of free educational resources for standards-based K-12 lesson plans, educational games, music clips and videos – all relating to Black History Month and available for downloading., is the educational website of the Verizon Foundation, and the the Black History Month related free lesson plans, teacher resources and student activities on the site are great for your classrooms.

The American Federation of Teachers website, also has some decent resources:

The AFT has identified a variety of resources to help educators celebrate Black History Month in their classrooms. This site highlights key historical events, influential figures and the continuing contributions African-Americans are making to our nation and the world.

It's also got some facts and figures which could make for good class discussion.
For example:
1.1 million is the number of blacks with advanced degrees, which is nearly twice the number from 1995.
You could ask your class to consider the reasons for such a huge increase.

And as always, the has plenty of pages with links to lesson plans on a variety of appropriate topics. Here are a few:

If you've got some of your own, please share them below.

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Chris Founder said...

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