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Lesson Planet

Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Progress

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Black History Month is a time to recognize the achievements of our civil rights heroes while looking toward the future with a vision of equality for all.
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World of Teaching

Black History Month: Key Events

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Showcase the key events in black history that lead to and resulted from a shift in civil rights and moral consciousness. Beginning with the induction of the Tuskegee Airmen in 1945 and marking every major event through the retirement of...
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Education City

Black History Month

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Enhance Black History Month with a twenty-page resource designed to boost scholars' knowledge of the great accomplishments made by African Americans. Learners take in fun facts about famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and...
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World of Teaching

Black History Month 2008

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A list of prominent African-Americans and their accomplishments makes up this presentation on Black History Month. Leaders in sports, the arts, science, and entertaining will help viewers connect with the voluminous contributions of the...
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Education World

Black History Month Rap

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars write a rap or hip-hop lyric about the life of a famous Black American. They explore famous Black Americans in history and explore how the rap form compares to other forms of poetic expression.
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Anti-Defamation League

10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Curated OER

Black History: Famous People, Movements, Events (Crossword Puzzle)

For Students 8th - 11th
If you want a light exercise to review 12 famous people, events, and movements in American history, with a focus on African-American history, this crossword puzzle may be useful. It requires familiarity with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther...
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Education World

Black History 104

For Students 9th - 12th
Who was the originator of the Blood Bank? What fur and grain trader founded the city of Chicago? Who invented the ironing board and lawn sprinklers? A 10-clue matching activity launches a scavenger hunt for information about famous, yet...
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About.com

Black History Month

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Black history month worksheet, students draw a picture relating to Black history month. Students then write information about the month.
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Black History Month Report

Black History Month Report

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of Black History Month, class members investigate in depth the life and work of an African American musician.
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Education World

Black History 102

For Students 5th - 6th
Ten facts make up an activity in which scholars match the name of a famous Black American to a personal detail or accomplishment.
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abcteach

Black History: Report Planner

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Black History Month worksheet, students list three things that they would like to learn about Black History and choose the resources they plan on using to research the answers to their three questions.
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Teachers Network

Celebrating Black History Month

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a PowerPoint presentation using graphics, text, and animation. They are shown how to do slide transition, and create slides. Students create a PowerPoint presentation celebrating Black History Month. They are shown how to...
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Academy of American Poets

Teach This Poem: "Black Laws" by Roger Reeves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After investigating the Black Lives Matter movement, class members do a close read of Roger Reeves' "Black Laws." They write down words and phrases that rhyme, consider the kinds of rhymes used and their function in the poem. Scholars...
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Education World

Black History 103

For Students 7th - 8th
Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the 1949 Arab-Israeli peace accord? Who wrote many famous rock-and-roll songs? Who helped start the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)? A matching...
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The Imagination Factory

Design a Postage Stamp for Black History Month

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners create a postage stamp for Black History Month. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students discuss the contributions of African-Americans and design a postage stamp to celebrate their impact.
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Curated OER

Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the life and accomplishments of Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history. They read and discuss his educational pursuits and discover he was the second black man in history to receive a doctor's degree....
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C3 Teachers

Black Women Writers: What Gets Black Women Heard?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou are featured in a guided inquiry unit. High schoolers research the lives and works of these and other Black women writers and craft an argument, using evidence from their research, to...
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Lesson Planet

Black History Month Through Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Black History Month is a great time to discuss African-American poets in your classroom.
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Curated OER

Black History Stations

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students strengthen motor skills while acquiring knowledge about famous African Americans. In this Black History Physical Education lesson, the students participate in various learning stations which enhance their knowledge of famous...
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Newspaper in Education

Celebrating Black History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
After examining the accomplishments of George Crum, Ella Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, and Ernie Davis, class members conduct research, compare their lives and accomplishments, and then select from a menu of projects to share their...
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National Gallery of Canada

My Mask, My Voice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Recognize Black History Month with an examination of the African diaspora and a hands-on mask-making project. Learners first view and discuss images of artwork before creating their own plaster masks.
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Education World

Black History 101

For Students 3rd - 4th
Test scholars' knowledge of famous Black Americans with a 10-question quiz in which participants match a name to a contribution or fact. 
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Academy of American Poets

Teach This Poem: “Making History” by Marilyn Nelson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes an event newsworthy, worth a reference in a news magazine or textbook? Who decides? These are questions Marilyn Nelson asks readers of her poem "Making History" to consider. To begin, class members list details they notice in...

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