1. Tune into the History Channel’s Black History Month Web Exhibit and listen to MLK’s I have a Dream Speech, watch clips from the History Channel’s Black History Milestones series, or embark on an interactive timeline scavenger hunt. Looking for a primary source? Visit the Voices of Civil Rightsspeech archives to hear actual speeches from historical personalities such as Malcolm X.
2. Browse the articles, film clips, photographs, and audio records at The Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History. Send your kids on a premade webquest by completing one of the 6 available learning activities. Don’t worry; lesson plans for each activity are available!
3. Let your children voice their opinions! At Scholastic’s Culture & Change: Black History in America children can read histories about important individuals, study the civil rights movement and the concept of racism, and voice their own thoughts and feelings about the importance of equality in a democracy. Free printables, lesson plans, and worksheets are also available.
4. Apply your Black history knowledge in this interactive game brought to you by PBS Kids. All you have to do is match the African American heroes to the events that made them famous. Good Luck!
5. Remember to celebrate civil rights and Black history all year long. Apply for a free curriculum kit such as The Children’s March, The Legacy of Rosa Parks, or America’s Civil Rights Movement with your kids or browse other excellent classroom activities at Teaching Tolerance.
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