Saturday, January 25, 2014

40 Sites to Help Celebrate Black History Month


I just looked and the calendar and realized that in one week it will be February, so here is an updated listing on resources for Black History Month.


20 Great Websites to E-Learn About Black History

47 English and Social Studies Guides for Black History Month- from Shmoop


African Voices- Africans talk about their lives and cultures; EXCELLENT SITE from the Smithsonian Institution.


African-American History Month- site hosted by the Library of Congress, there is a section for teachers


The African-American Mosaic
- from the Library of Congress


African-American Scavenger Hunt- grades 7-8


The African-American Migration Experience- contains 8,300 images, 17,000 pages of texts and over 60 maps; this site is hosted by the New York Public Library.



African-American World-from PBS, this site has highlights such as the Kids section (with games and e-cards), and the Brainteaser Quizzes. There are related lessons plans for grades three through twelve.

Black Baseball-from Sports Illustrated, this site has a timeline from 1861-1947, when Jackie Robinson won the Rookie of the Year award.

Black History- from Bio.com; videos and photos

Black History Month Rap- lesson plan for students to create their own rap song; grades 3-12

Books on Black History Month- paperback or Kindle edition; over 5,000 listed

BrainPOP Spotlight: Black History Month- for grade 4 and up; lesson plans, quiz

Culture and Change:Black History in America- Scholastic's site has a timeline, jazz audio clips, and information on famous African Americans.

Enchanted Learning-find out information on African-American women in history, biographies on African-Americans, African-American inventors and inventions and many printable worksheets.

Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History Month- timeline, articles, biographies, images and videos



Fact Monster- biography, timeline, quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

The History Channel-you will find African-American icons, great speeches, maps, video clips and more on this site.

Infoplease- loads of information here, including history and timelines, contemporary issues, special features, holidays, education, awards and quizzes and crosswords.

The King Center- established in 1968, the center was named for Martin Luther King Jr., a leader in the largest nonviolent movement in American history.

A Legacy of Black Talent- from CNN Interactive; honors a different person each day of the month

Lesson Plans Page Black History Month- lesson plans cover grades 4-12

MLK Online- this site is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his biography, to multimedia clips of his speeches.

Reading Rockets- Black children's authors, activities, events and much more here


Snag Films- documentaries

TeachersFirst's Resources for Black History- currently 58 lessons by grade level listed

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