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
To help students better understand the realities of life before the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, have groups of students focus on different aspects of slavery through a SOS: Jigsaw activity. Featured Resources Divide students into groups, and assign each group a topic from the Discovery Education video series, America’s Journey Through Slavery. Have
The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. During this period, writers, painters, and musicians in Harlem helped establish a voice for African American culture in twentieth-century America. Featured Resources The
Can you imagine being the very first person to do something? What if that achievement was significant not only because of the accomplishment itself, but also because it meant facing and overcoming prejudices and barriers? In this activity, students consider what it must have been like for African Americans who led groundbreaking lives, and they
Discovery Education celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honors the journey of African Americans in United States history. We’re sharing instructional ideas and resources throughout the month to bring Black History Month’s celebration of culture and community to your classroom, and we ask you to share how you and your students honor
Many images of activists and moments from the Civil Rights Movement have become iconic symbols of barriers surmounted and prejudices overcome. By viewing these images closely today, students transport themselves to the time, place, and moment in history to better understand the impact of those people and that time.
Join Discovery Education for a Virtual Viewing Party on Tuesday, February 23, at 1 PM ET, as students across the country simultaneously share in the story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
With Discovery Education’s digital resources and strategies, students get to know brave, creative, and groundbreaking African Americans and their important roles in history.
The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. With these resources and instructional ideas, students make connections between the Harlem Renaissance, modern popular culture, and themselves.
Discovery Education’s February Newsletter features instructional ideas and resources to bring Black History Month’s celebration of culture and community to your classroom.