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Resources for Black History Month

Below are some resources teachers may find useful when teaching students during Black History Month and beyond:

Africans in America

This is a four-part series depicting the following eras: of Terrible Transformation, Revolution, Brotherly Love and Judgment Day. Each part includes a historical narrative, a resource bank of primary sources and a Teacher's Guide to use with the television series by the same title.
Black History Teaching Resources
These lessons are provided in the Smithsonian Education website.
Black History Month: Smithsonian's History Explorer
Explore Black History Month by using lessons, podcasts, activities and primary sources.
Colonel Charles Young was not Alone: The systematic destruction of the African American Office Corps in World War I
This lesson by Ohio retired social studies teacher Paul LaRue focuses on an African-American officer during World War I.
The King Papers Project
This is a research effort to assemble and disseminate information about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the social movements that he led. Stanford University has brought together the papers, speeches, sermons and unpublished manuscripts of Reverend King. Five volumes of a 14-volume edition of the most significant works of Dr. King have been published.
The Long Road Home: African American WWI Veterans Return to Their Communities
This lesson by Ohio retired social studies teacher Paul LaRue focuses on the return of African-American soldiers after World War I and the challenges they faced.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture Website
Visitors have the opportunity to shape its content. Using the Share Your Memory link, visitors can submit a story, photo or audio recording that tells something about them or a moment in African-American history.
National Association for Music Education
Lessons and resources related to contributions of African-Americans to music.
NEA - Black History Month Lessons & Resources
The National Education Association’s website offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects that can be adapted to multiple grade levels.
On This Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Life, Death, Legacy
To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of video resources to help students learn more about the day, key events in his life and his legacy related to the civil rights movement.
Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month: Edutopia
Resource links provided in Edutopia’s website.