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.
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. Afterward, take part in a virtual discussion and share reflections, comments, and questions and
Discovery Education celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honors the journey of African Americans in United States history.
In this activity, students consider what it must have been like for African Americans who led groundbreaking lives, and they imagine what social media might have looked like on the eve of some of those great accomplishments.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to rewind, and share one of our favorite Fun Fact Friday posts! Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the
On May 17, 1954, the ruling in the Supreme Court Case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka was handed down. In this decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional, thus reversing an 1896 ruling that education should be “separate but equal.” The ruling stated that
Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! February is Black History Month in the United States, and Canada. The annual observance is also known as African-American History Month. The month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black
Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she
Black History Month is important for all students no matter their race. African American history is in fact American history. Help your students understand the importance of some of the extraordinary individuals of African American History by putting a fun spin on the lesson. Lesson Title: Invention Convention: A Look into African American History Ask