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10 ideas for teaching black history month. Black Women in American History. Black History Quiz Collection. NEA - Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12. By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: language arts, social studies, 9-12 To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades 9-12.

NEA - Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12

Lesson Plans & Activities Lesson Plans African American Scientists and Inventors Students in grades K-12 learn about and celebrate the contributions of African American scientists using a link from this page to The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences. In Motion: The African American Migration Experience Students in grades 9-12 participate in lessons and activities organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.

Variation in Human Skin Color Students in grades 9-12 explore factors controlling human skin color variation and how perceived racial differences affect human society. Activities Background Resources Social Studies W. Arts. Black History Month. 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month. Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States. 1.

28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Share with students “I, Too, Sing America” by poet Langston Hughes and have a discussion about the poem’s vocabulary, rhythm, and meaning. 2. Bake sweet potato biscuits, a traditional soul food treat, with this delicious recipe. 3. Every-Day Edit: African American History Month. Click for a PDF printable version of this Every-Day Edit activity.

Every-Day Edit: African American History Month

Scroll down or click for work sheet text and answer key. Click for our archive of Every-Day Edit activities from previous weeks. Click for Ideas for Using Every-Day Edit in the classroom.  Uncorrected Text: Carter G Woodson, Ph.D., was a teacher who studyed and wrote about African american history. Answer Key: Black History Month. Black History Month Printables, Crafts & Lessons for Students (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision. EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources. For Black History Month 2016, EDSITEment offers a revised and updated version of our Guide to Teaching Resources a comprehensive collection of free NEH-supported, vetted websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons on African American history and literature arranged roughly by historical period.

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

These resources help bridge the gap between the expanding academic scholarship of the black experience and the need for this history to be more widely taught at the K–12 level. While African American history should be taught throughout the year as part of American History, February’s Black History Month is the perfect time to investigate more deeply the struggles, challenges and achievements of African Americans. In this special listing, teachers, parents, and students will find a range of vetted multimedia resources to understand and appreciate the 400 year long history of African Americans. From Africa to Colonial America — Back to Top — African Americans and the Struggle for Independence. Black history. Biographies of Famous African Americans. Bios of African Americans in History. Walker, Maggie LenaMaggie Lena Walker (July 15, 1867-December 15, 1934) was the first woman in the USA to become a local bank president.

Bios of African Americans in History

Throughout her life, Walker worked for civil rights and other humanitarian causes. Maggie Mitchell was born in Richmond, Virginia, to former slaves. In 1886, Maggie married Armstead Walker, Jr. She worked first as a teacher, and then as an agent for the Woman's Union Insurance Company, quickly rising to become the executive secretary/treasurer of the company. She founded the newspaper, the St. For more information on Maggie Lena Walker, click here. For a cloze (fill-in-the-blanks) activity on Maggie Lena Walker, click here. Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports. February is a month filled with opportunities to both educate and celebrate.

Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports

It’s also the perfect opportunity for teaching my 3rd graders how to research, take notes, and write a short report on the life and accomplishments of someone who has made a positive difference in the world. My 3rd graders are definitely novices when it comes to doing research and writing a report, so I take them through the process step-by-step. We do a great deal of sitting on the carpet together and discussing each element of the project, including all the hows and whys of report writing. As I work with my children, a great resource that I use is Scholastic’s Biography Writer’s Workshop with Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, part of the Writing with Writers series. While older students are able to use the workshop independently, I find that this provides wonderful tips and structure that I can use to guide my students through their writing. Have Students Choose a Person of Interest Gather Resources Books. Great Black Heroes. Famous Civil Rights Activists. African-American Firsts: Women.

African-American Biographies by Category. 10 Little Known Black History Facts. History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events.

10 Little Known Black History Facts

In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember. In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin. Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette Colvin’s stand didn’t stop there. Image: Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose. Little Known Black History Facts.

Little Known Black History Facts Little Known Black History Fact: Al Jarreau The loss of jazz vocalist legend Al Jarreau sent ripples throughout the music world after news of his passing on… Little Known Black History Fact: Charles Haley During last Sunday’s stunning Super Bowl LI victory by the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Tom Brady…

Little Known Black History Facts

Black History - Figures, Events, Pictures & Videos - History.com. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro - African American Studies Research Guide - LibGuides at Michigan State University Libraries. How Many Slaves Landed in the US?

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro - African American Studies Research Guide - LibGuides at Michigan State University Libraries

: You might think you know, but you're probably wrong. Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 1. Article by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. appearing in the Root, October 15, 2012. Who Was the First African American? : We know his name, and that he arrived well before the Mayflower. Who Was the First Black Saint? Who Was North America's 1st Black President? Black History Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes.

Black History Month is observed every February in the United States.

Black History Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes

Learn about the history of Black History Month, read biographies of famous African Americans, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about African Americans, and more. Black History & Civil Rights Movement Timeline. Black History Month. Mae Jamison, Shirley Jackson, Percy Julian, Ron McNair, Ernest Everett Just, George Washington Carver, Benjamin Banneker, and Warren Washington Photo Credit: Science NetLinks Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources that will help you honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans.

Consider using the following resources in your classroom. Filter Resources by Grade: Lessons Tools 6-12 | Audio Science Update has compiled interviews that feature a select group of black scientists who are living and working in North America. Collections K-12 Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources from the social and behavioral sciences that will help you celebrate the work and legacy of Dr.

African American History Month. Black History Month. February is Black History Month, a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of African Americans. We've gathered some great resources you can share with students in February — and throughout the year. Writers, illustrators, and storytellers Video interviews with children's book authors and illustrators Watch Reading Rockets' interviews with celebrated African American children's book authors and illustrators, and children's literature historian, Leonard Marcus, who talks about the history of multicultural children's books in the U.S. from the 1960s onward.

Watch the full interviews with these award-winning authors and illustrators: Connecting Kids with Black History . Embracing Black History . PBS Parents. Home » Teaching children about the historical accomplishments and struggles of African Americans benefits everyone. By connecting children with history, they'll gain a better understanding of themselves no matter what color they are. And, they'll learn to develop compassion for other people. In the spirit of honoring African American pioneers and landmark events in black history, engage your children in activities that capture their senses. Whether reading books, listening to music or making soulful meals, there are plenty of fun ways for kids to learn about the African American experience.

African American History For Kids - Black History Month - University of Illinois Extension. Time for Kids: Black History Month Black History Month reflects on and honors the African-American experience from the times of slavery through the present Homework: Black History Websites, Info Guides and Books about black history from the Indianapolis Public Library Black History Month News News about Black History from ABC News.

The History of Black History Month. “This is the meaning of Negro History Week. It is not so much a Negro History Week as it is a History week. We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice. There should be no indulgence in undue eulogy of the Negro. The case of the Negro is well taken care of when it is shown how he has influenced the development of civilization.” —– Carter Godwin Woodson, “The Celebration of Negro History Week, 1927,” Journal of Negro History, April 1927.

February 2016 marks the 90th anniversary of a unique ritual in American and world history. Contrary to the (sadly) popular joke, February was not “given” to Black America for celebrating our history because it is the shortest month of the year. Carter G. Black History Month. Black History Month. John Lewis (left) as Freedom Rider, May 20, 1961.

(Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS) The achievements and contributions of African-Americans to U.S. history have been celebrated in this country since 1926. February became the month for recognition because it marks the birthdays of two men who positively influenced African Americans in the U.S.: Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which occurred in May 1961. Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) was a key civil rights activist during that time. African American History Month. Untitled. Untitled. Black History Month. Ai’s 1978 Letter In this letter from our archive, Ai sends her materials to the Academy of American Poets after hearing that she has been selected as the winner of the Lamont Prize.

Here Ai makes a special point to say that she wishes to be referred to solely as “Ai.” She writes: “Please, please in all publicity call me Ai and nothing else. That’s the only name I want on the book and should be the only name you use. Hardly anyone knows who P. Ai was the recipient of the Lamont Prize, the Academy of American Poets’ second book prize, for Killing Floor (Houghton Mifflin, 1979), selected by judges Maxine Kumin, Philip Levine, and Charles Wright. read more Robert Hayden’s 1975 Letter In this letter from our archive, Robert Hayden responds to the news that he has been named the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Read more Langston Hughes’s 1966 Letter. Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month + Teaching Guides (K-4) - TeacherVision. Kids Poems for Black History Month - Woo! Jr. Kids Activities. 189 16 3Google +12 10 277 I’m thrilled to start a new series of printable poems for kids here on Classroom Jr.!

Our kids mad libs are seriously popular, and teachers have been asking for poems, so I’m so happy to be able to bring these to you! My daughter brings home poems nearly every night to read for homework, which really has helped her reading skills. She is more of an auditory kid – not visual – so she needed a lot of extra help to bring her skills up to grade level. Poems were extremely helpful because the rhyme and rhythm made the words easier to say and understand. Our kids poems are written just for us, so you won’t find these anywhere else! 10 Short Stories and Poems for Black History Month. Black History Month: Books for Your Elementary Schoolers. Celebrating Black History Month by The Editors. “Harlem” by Langston Hughes.

Favorite Books for Black History Month. 21 Illustrated Books for African American History Month. Books that Bring the Black Experience to Life . Embracing Black History . PBS Parents. Home » Social Studies unit : African-American History - BrainPOP. Black History Month Exclusive Videos & Features. My TV provider is not listed. Why not?

We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Carter G Woodson and the Origins of Black History Month. By Mary Bellis. The history of Black History Month.