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February 14th, 2020
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Beyond Black History Month
Teaching and Learning Resources
PBS has released a series of blog posts around the topic of Black History Month, including how to expand beyond just the month of February for celebrating black history and the black experience.
Take a look at the following blog from PBS that calls to attention how black history is taught in the US and across the western world: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/teaching-black-history-beyond-slavery-and-black-history-month
In order to expand our perspective on black history and those who have come before us, check out this list of black scientists who can inspire our students to their own incredible scientific achievements: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/ten-black-scientists-that-science-teachers-should-know-about-and-free-resources
This blog encourages all educators to take black history beyond the month of February and keep it at the forefront of our perspectives through all of our teaching: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/more-than-a-month-february
Try a lesson at home with your child!
Zora Neale Hurston | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum | PBS LearningMedia
Learn about Zora Neale Hurston with this video clip, printable biosketch reader, and support materials. About the Show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is a PBS KIDS show based on the popular book series, Ordinary People Change the World, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. The show follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids. Find full episodes, digital games, and home activities at pbskids.org/xavier IMPORTANT NOTE: As a supplemental resource, this collection is not designed to facilitate dialog on the merits or virtue of all of a historical figure’s actions and behaviors. The focus is on specific positive behaviors the person demonstrated, rather than all aspects of who they were/are. Decisions about how and when to engage students in these important conversations is at the discretion of teachers, families, and school administrators at the local level. Select the biosketches that fit best with your classroom curricula and learning objectives.