Friday, February 8, 2013

February is Black History Month: Have You Tried These 14 Resources?

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 Voices- Africans talk about their lives and cultures; EXCELLENT SITE from the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
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.
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 timlines, 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 laregest nonviolent movement in American history.
MLK Online- this site is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his biography, to multimedia clips of his speeches.
Thomson Gale- biographies of famous African-Americans


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