Black History Month Teacher Resources

Black History Month began in 1915, when historian Carter G. Woodson began the “Negro History Week” to honor the contributions of African Americans. He chose the second week of February to pay respect to two Americans who changed the lives of African Americans forever. Former President Abraham Lincoln’s tribute falls on February 12th, while former slave and social reformer Frederick Douglass’ remembrance lands on February 14th. The resources below will provide more information, lessons, and activities that will help educators bring Black History into the classroom, not just in February, but year-round!

Elementary Lessons & Activities

Middle & High School Lessons & Activities