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Black History Month

Black History Lesson Plans, Black History Themes,Black History Printouts




Black History Month Lesson Plans and Units

Units on Famous African Americans

 icon A Mini Unit on George Washington Carver

 iconA Mini Unit on Frederick Douglass

 iconA Mini Unit on Rosa Parks

 iconA Mini Unit on Sojourner Truth

 iconA Mini Unit on Harriet Tubman 

Slavery

Harriet Tubman/The Underground Railroad

 iconThe Underground Railroad from Teachervision 
Students will use vocabulary related to the Underground Railroad.  Students will identify key facts related to the Underground Railroad.

Martin Luther King Jr.

 iconMartin Luther King Jr.
The students will recognize the chronology of Martin Luther King's life.  The students will have an understanding of the Jim Crow laws.  The students will become familiar with the speech "I Have a Dream."

 iconHappy Birthday MLK 
Just in time to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday -- activities across the grades for learning about the life of the famous civil rights leader!

Civil Rights: Other

History

 iconWhen Rice Was King
Investigate early rice plantations in Georgetown, South Carolina, to learn how rice cultivation transformed the native environment and promoted the South's dependence on a plantation economy.

 iconThe Old Courthouse in St. Louis: Yesterday and Today
Compare two images of St. Louis's handsome Courthouse--as a gathering place for pioneers heading west and as a dramatic focus for Dred Scott's heroic efforts to free his family from slavery.

 iconIron Hill School: An African-American One Room School
Discover how an early 20th-century philanthropist reformed Delaware's education system for African-American children.

 iconChicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place
Examine the history of this "city-within-a-city," a self-supporting African-American community that prospered from the late 19th century until the 1930s.

 iconA Walk Through History - In Honor of Black Americans 
In observance of Black History Month, students will research the lives of African Americans who have made special contributions to American life and society. The students will write a short biography highlighting the person's contribution. In addition, the students will create a monument in honor of the individual

 iconAfrican American Myths and Stereotypes in the Media

 iconWrite a letter to Jesse Owens
Student will learn about the accomplishments of Jesse Owens.  Students will learn about the views of the Nazi Party and the state of the Civil Rights movement in America in 1936.

 Black History Internet Resources

 iconBlack History Page
Many articles essays and resources

 iconAfro-American Almanac

 iconHarriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Black History Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Black History Webquests 

 icon Black History Month Webquest

Black History Book Activities

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: CAESAR'S STORY: 1759

AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY

ESCAPE NORTH: THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN

FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD A HORN FOR LOIUS

HURRY FREEDOM!

THE INVISIBLE PRINCESS

MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING

TAR BEACH

THE DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS

JACKSON JONES AND THE PUDDLE OF THORNS 

JOHN HENRY: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

JUST LIKE MIKE
LISTEN CHILDREN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK LITERATURE

MANY THOUSAND GONE

MEET MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

A MILLION FISH...MORE OR LESS

MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND

MORE STORIES HUEY TELLS

MORE STORIES JULIAN TELLS

MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING

NAPPY HAIR

ONLY PASSING THROUGH: THE STORY OF SOJOURNER TRUTH

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY: AMERICAN BLACK FOLKTALES 

ROCK OF AGES

SATCHMO'S BLUES

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

THE STORIES HUEY TELLS

THE STORIES JULIAN TELLS

THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN: CONDUCTOR OF THE

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

THE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON: BRAVEST MAN IN BASEBALL

SWEET CLARA AND THE FREEDOM QUILT

TALKING TO FAITH RINGGOLD

TAR BEACH

Black History Printouts

Harriet Tubman Puzzles

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