How do you introduce Black History Month to students?
The Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Black History Month
- Incorporate black history year-round, not just in February.
- Continue Learning.
- Reinforce that “black” history is American history.
- Connect issues in the past to current issues to make history relevant to students’ lives.
How do you plan a black history program?
How to Celebrate Black History Month at Home
- Check out the local children’s museum.
- Study African American culture and recipes.
- Study influential African Americans based upon your child’s own interests.
- Check out other local kid-friendly events in your town.
- Turn your classroom into a museum.
- Create a virtual museum.
How do high schools celebrate Black History Month?
42 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond
- Bring art and history together by recreating civil rights freedom movement posters.
- Explore Black history through primary sources from the National Archives.
- Learn about the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Recreate a Black family’s journey using the Green Book.
What are some activities for Black History Month?
10 Black History Month activities for your students
- Quote or fact of the day. Do the best you can until you know better.
- Person of the day or week.
- Black history trivia & games.
- Worksheet activities.
- Virtual events.
- Timeline activity.
- Study (and create) art.
- Use relevant media.
What are three facts about black history?
34 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know
- Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first Black woman to become a doctor of medicine in the United States.
- The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” became the first commercially successful rap record.
- The practice of vaccinations was brought to America by a slave.
How can you make history more interactive?
5 ways to make history “fun”
- Share your sources. Ask your audience questions and get them looking at the evidence.
- Make a personal connection. I wrote about personal primary sources a bit ago.
- Introduce the unexpected. There is power in the unexpected.
- Never forget people stories.
- Find ways to convey your joy.
Who created the Black History Lesson Plan?
The Black History lesson plan was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer. Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO’s multimedia library.
What can students learn about African American history in the classroom?
Students in grades 3-4 can read about Rosa Parks, Melba Pattillo, and 10 African American men and women and their inventions. They can view an interview with author Christopher Paul Curtis and listen to a history of jazz with Wynton Marsalis, and take a virtual journey on the Underground Railroad.
Where can I find Black History Month lessons and activities?
Nearpod’s collection of Black History Month lesson plans and activities Penguin Young Readers has a new middle-grade history program, Who HQ For You, that is offering educators and families monthly thematic activities for Black History Month.
What is Black History Month and why is it important?
Black history is American history, and February is an opportunity to introduce classroom discussions and reflections about how Black Americans have shaped our nation. In celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing resources from iCivics, as well as partner organizations to support learning and conversations in the classroom.