Black History Month Lesson Plans, Units, and Resources
Black History Month Lesson Plans and Units
Units on Famous African Americans
Harriet Tubman/The Underground Railroad
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.
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."
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
Teaching with Historic Places: African American History To commemorate African American History Month, Teaching with Historic Places posted on the web the following four complete lesson plans that consider important aspects of Black history.
When 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.
The 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.
Iron Hill School: An African-American One Room School
Discover how an early 20th-century philanthropist reformed Delaware's education system for African-American children.
Chicago'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.
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
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
Many articles essays and resources
Black History Webquests
Black History Book Activities
A HORN FOR LOIUS
THE INVISIBLE PRINCESS
MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING
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
ONLY PASSING THROUGH: THE STORY OF SOJOURNER TRUTH
THE PEOPLE COULD FLY: AMERICAN BLACK FOLKTALES
ROCK OF AGES
THE STORIES HUEY TELLS
THE STORIES JULIAN TELLS
THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN: CONDUCTOR OF THE
THE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON: BRAVEST MAN IN BASEBALL
SWEET CLARA AND THE FREEDOM QUILT
TALKING TO FAITH RINGGOLD
Black History Printouts
Harriet Tubman PuzzlesPuzzle #1