10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Bayard Rustin Speaking with Kids before Demonstration

Library of Congress

Grade Level:
Elementary School,
Middle School,
High School
Common Core Standards:
Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking and Listening
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

As we celebrate and commemorate Black History Month, it is important to engage students in activities that get them to think broadly and critically about the black experience in all of its complexity. Instruction should incorporate history, point of view, politics, struggle, first-person experience, art, literature and data. This resource includes ten ideas for teaching about Black History Month.

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