#CelebrateWithDE – Black History Month

There is much to celebrate during Black History Month as we focus on the many accomplishments made by blacks throughout history. We are reminded to take time to remember and learn from struggles, political and social movements, and triumphs over injustice. With the activities and resources below, though, we specifically honor those who led the way by being first in their achievements, opening doors to their respective fields.


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Content Collection: Black History Month
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Delve into the lives of African Americans who made history. This collection includes resources for all grade bands, lesson starters, and featured strategies for instruction.


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Each of the people featured below was a pioneer in their field, earning or fighting for the right to fulfill their dreams and the dreams of so many others who were inspired by them. From America’s first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license to the first African American flying unit in the U.S. military to the appointment of Thurgood Marshall and the election of Barack Obama, all of these people serve as role models and inspirations. Select a resource to study with your students (or allow students to select from the list) and use the strategy ABC Summary, (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series, to solidify their understanding of the person they have learned about.

Meet Bessie
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, Video Segment

Meet Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license.

United States: Tuskegee Airmen Honored
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, Video Segment

The White House honors African American veterans of World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen
Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Reading Passage

General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., the first Tuskegee Airman, helped bring about important changes in the U.S. Armed Forces in the late 1940s.

Thurgood Marshall: America’s First African American Supreme Court Justice
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Profiles the first African American Supreme Court justice. Examines Marshall’s career and the racial climate in which he lived.

Election Night Rally in Chicago: Witnessing History
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Attendees of Barack Obama’s election night rally in Chicago share their excitement, thanks, and hope for the future regarding Obama’s victory.


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