African-American Heritage

For information on the following people, click on the links below:

Article: Another Slavery Simulation: We Can and Must Do Better – “A simulation of an auction during a fifth-grade lesson about slavery last week is just the latest illustration of why we need better ways to teach hard history.” (from the website Teaching Tolerance)

33 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond – Activities and suggestions for the entire classroom.

African American Heritage Teaching Resources – Materials from the Smithsonian Institution, including audio and video clips, as well as art, science, history, and culture information.

African American World – A guide to African American history and culture, including an interactive timeline, over 350 articles from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and links to lesson plans and additional resources.

African Americans – Lists, links, news, information, and projects related to African Americans.

African-American History: Black History Month – – Biographies, quizzes, timelines, and other activities relating to African-American History.

Africans in America – The history of slavery in America, including background readings about key people and events, historical documents, a teacher’s guide, a youth activity guide, and more.

Black History – Several individuals who made a significant difference to others.

Black History Month – Printables, worksheets, literature tie-ins, references and other activities for Black History Month.

Black History Month – Examines African-American Culture throughout history – entertainers, scientists, etc. – and also has activities and holidays celebrated by African-Americans.

Black History Month – Resources, quizzes, and activities for Black History Month.

Black History Month – The History Channel – Important people and events in African-American history. Includes video clips, biographies, Civil Rights info and more!

Black History Month Resource Collection – Black History Month is more than a celebration of selected achievements by a talented few. It is a time for students, educators, and historians to deeply examine pivotal moments of the African American experience. The historical impact of African Americans on the story of America is profound and ongoing – but it is within the study of this history that we become better equipped to wrestle with the challenges and opportunities around contemporary discussions of racism. (from the website)

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt – Scavenger hunts divided by grade level – all relating to Black History Month.

Celebrating Black History Month at The Holiday Zone – Art projects, discussion topics, and more about Black History Month.

Culture & Change: Black History in America – Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline.

Education First: Black History Hotlist – A hotlist of links about African-Americans and Black History Month.

LSCC Black History Links – Links and information on prominent and not so well-known African-Americans.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House – Resource for “Teaching with historic places”. Visual images, classroom activities, and discussion questions.

Rise and Fall of Jim Crow – Segregation from the end of the Civil War to the start of the Civil Rights Movement. Includes a historical timeline, articles, personal narratives, interactive features, and lesson plans.

Teaching Hard History: Grades K-5 – “Our youngest students deserve a truthful, age-appropriate account of our past. These resources for elementary educators include a first-of-its-kind framework, along with student texts, teaching tools and professional development for anyone committed to teaching this hard history.” (from Teaching Tolerance). Note: There is a Grades 6-12 curriculum page as well…

Virtual Field Trip: Underground Railroad – – Go on a virtual field trip of Underground Railroad sites in New Bedford, Massachusetts.