Black History Month

This Black History Month lesson plan also includes:

Enhance Black History Month with a twenty-page resource designed to boost scholars' knowledge of the great accomplishments made by African Americans. Learners take in fun facts about famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and Marie Van Brittan Brown, they discover the bravery of Rosa Parks, and the background of the slave trade as well as the abolition of slavery. Writing prompts ask pupils to step into the shoes of Rosa Parks and spotlight today's famous African Americans. Prompts bring about discussions with a focus on George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Black History Month-themed bulletin board that features the famous individuals addressed in the lesson 
  •  Set a day and time each week to conduct several activities throughout the month of February
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog, direct class members to answer then respond to at least one peer 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required—the amount depends on which activity you choose to assign 
  • Parts of the resource look best duplicated in color
Pros

  • An overview sheet details each activity's objective and the grade span they best address
  • Clickable links send you quickly to your lesson, fact sheet, activity, worksheet, or discussion of choice 
Cons

  • None