Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond
Black history is American history, but Black History Month provides the necessary opportunity to dig deeper. Every February, we can support students as they learn more, discover cultural impacts, and follow movements through to the present day. Since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided a theme for Black History Month. In 2021, the theme will be The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. As you review some of our favorite Black History Month activities for the classroom, keep that very important theme in mind. Just a heads up! 1. The Civil Rights Movement Veterans site offers powerful examples of freedom movement posters, as does the Civil Rights Digital Library. 2. Choose from thousands of resources, including this 1970s photo series of Chicago. 3. 5 African-American Artists Who Inspire My Students’ Creativity 4. 5. Have your students generate their own newsletter or literacy magazine to distribute to parents. 6. 7. 8. 9.