Black History Month

Teacher's Guide

Black History Month: Everything You Need
Meet African American icons, leaders, activists, and inventors with these teaching resources.

Library of Congress: African American History Month
National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history.

African American History Month for Teachers
Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.

Oxford African American Studies Center
This website to house its comprehensive collection of scholarship documenting the many and varied experiences that make up African and African American history and culture. 

Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Explore the many contributions of African-Americans with our cross-curricular lessons, printables, quizzes, and activities.

Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
On November 14, 1960, first-grade student Ruby Bridges became the first African American child to integrate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans
This group of four lessons examines key subjects and events in Lincoln’s lifetime: slavery; his election in 1860; the Emancipation Proclamation and black soldiers in the Union army; and his assassination.

Celebrating Black History
Celebrate Black History Month with your children this February, and learn about the accomplishments of famous and lesser-known African-American.

28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States.
6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month
Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore the history of Civil Rights in America.

Great Migration: A Bronzeville Story
It's 1949 when eleven-year-old Penny arrives in Bronzeville, Chicago's famous African American neighborhood.

A Curriculum for Empowerment
A teacher's resource guide that provides activities for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to explore the rich history of the civil rights movement and the persona of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History
Based out of Columbia University, the Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History was created with a goal of helping teachers present a more inclusive representation of American history within K-12 social studies curriculum.

K-12 Internet Resources on Africa
The University of Pennsylvania African Studies has a variety of information about Africa for teachers of grades K-12.

Celebrating Black History Month
Information, resources and online activities for secondary school educators.

Celebrate Black History Month with PBS
It’s February, and have we got some great ways to celebrate Black History Month! Enjoy these fascinating films and exciting educational resources all month long.

Culture & Change: Black History in America
This project chronicles the history of African Americans from slavery and emancipation to the civil rights.

Facts on the Black/African American Population
Information on population and socio-economic characteristics form the From the U. S. Census Bureau.

Celebrating Black History on the Web
University of Colorado site with almanacs, biographies, demographics, history, literature and online exhibits.

Black History Month February 2014
A database of Black History from

Internet African History Sourcebook
Many historical sources on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa from Fordham University.

Black History Pages
Online catalog of the best black history websites on the Internet.

Africa: Country Pages
Information on countries in Africa from the University of Pennsylvania.

Museum of Science and Industry: Black Creativity Innovation Studio
The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is a dynamic space to explore new ideas through making—a science-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach that encourages creativity and invention. The studio also highlights important contributions of African-American innovators to science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Smithsonian Black History Month
Black History Month teaching resources.

Teaching with Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
Teaching Resources from the National Archives.

The National Register of Historic Places: African American History Month 2014
This site showcases historic properties commemorating the events and people, the designs and achievements that help illustrate African Americans' contributions to American history.

A Roadmap to African American and Multicultural Resources
A massive database on information on African American History.

African-American Archaeology, History and Cultures
This web site is designed to provide convenient access to online presentations and resources concerning the subjects of African-American archaeology, history and cultures.

National Archives: Black History Month Resources
A wealth of resources, images and timelines from the National Archives.

Tracing the African American Experience
This website is designed as a resource for researching and exploring African American history and culture.

Teaching with Historic Places: African American History
To celebrate African American History, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring on the Web the following complete lesson plans that consider important aspects of African American history. Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.

Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources
For Black History Month 2014, this site offers a revised and updated version of our Guide to Teaching Resources a comprehensive collection of free NEH-supported, vetted websites and and developed lessons on African American history and literature arranged roughly by historical period.

African American History: Online Resources for Teachers
A database of resources on African American History.