Black History Month

Teaching Resources and Books to Share

Included here are some links to resources, videos, lesson ideas, and specific book titles (which are all part of the GNR Library collection). Of interest might be this short piece from Teaching Tolerance on what to do -- and not do -- when instructing on Black History Month.

Teacher Resources

13 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month from Scholastic


Black History Month, explained by kids


Flipgrid topics for Black History Month


ISTE's 9 Resources for teaching anti-racism


Lesson ideas (may need adapting for hybrid)


PBS: All About the Holidays (short video)


Scholastic's Celebrate African American Heritage collection


Scholastic's Culture and Change: Black History in America collection


Teaching the March on Washington

Teacher Resources ~ Biographies

African American Inventors


George Washington Carver (grades 1-2)


GNR Online Resources ~ I am always happy to help you or your students use these resources!

PebbleGo Next Biographies


World Book Online

  • Search for a person, event, or simply Black History Month


SIRS Discoverer Biographies

  • Research topics => Famous People
  • Nonfiction books


National Geographic Kids: African American Heroes (short bios)

Not the Usual Biographies

Black History Month and the Arts

The art and history of stepping


Art lessons


History of Jazz from Scholastic (includes music clips)

Chapter Books that Challenge Our Thinking

New Perspectives on History

Picture Books That Spark Discussion

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice

We own this title, but it is checked out. However, the PLD librarian, Chrissy Holcombe, created a Slide deck to be used as a read-aloud.
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