Black History Month lesson plans

Are you a teacher, childcare provider or community leader? Do you plan lessons or have a group of children or young people in your care? This month is a great time to focus your teachings or programming on Black History Month.

The National Education Association has a great selection of materials to use in your lessons, anywhere from kindergarten to the end of high school. It's important for students to know about Black history and if we are going to operate within a system that names one month to be Black History Month -- we might as well make sure we use it to the fullest advantage!

While this resource is American, the information is useful for teachers in other countries as well. The volume of tools is really incredible -- you can pick only your favourites and still have material to fill the month. There are resources to integrate Black History Month teachings into art, music, language and even math lessons. There are interactive activities and research-based projects -- a real treasure trove of Black History Month tools to use in your class or after-school program.

Here's an idea of the different types of resources offered:

-Lesson plans


-Background resources and research materials


-Handouts and other tangible materials

-Audio and visual resources

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