African American History Month? We have you covered
From a modest one-week observation in 1926 to today’s national one-month celebration, African American History Month is an integral thread woven into American history.
It’s also an important education tool for our students.
“African American History Month recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who worked against adversity to be an important component of American society,” said Stefanie Wager, the social studies consultant at the Iowa Department of Education.
To that end, we’ve compiled some resources for your classroom:
- African American History Month resources from the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other government agencies.
- Teaching Tolerance
- EDSITEment! - Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources
- Smithsonian - Black History Teaching Resources and DBQs about the Civil Rights Movement
- NEA - Black History Month Lessons and Resources
- The Newseum - Hundreds of free online historical newspapers, videos and lesson plans draw connections to civil rights battles then and now.
- Teachinghistory.org - African American History Month
- PBS Newshour Extra - Black History Month resources for the classroom
- ADL - Resources for teaching Black History Month.
- ReadWorks - Level readings that support Black History Month.