The names Mae C. Jemison, Aretha Franklin, Maya Angelou, Dr. Charles Drew, Katherine Johnson, and Muhammad Ali written in white on a chalkboard green background.

February is Black History Month, one of the many times of year when it’s important to recognize and reflect on the deep history of Black Americans and to celebrate their achievements, past and present. 

To help educators honor and celebrate Black history — this month and every month — check out these resources from Black educators in the TpT community that you can add to your lesson plans throughout the year. You’ll find resources that celebrate Black mathematicians and scientists, recognize the leadership of Black Americans in movements for justice and equality in the United States and Canada, and more.

Resources for Teaching About Black History

Teach your students about Black history, culture, and leaders by adding these resources to your Black History Month lesson plans.

Black History Month Resources for Elementary School

These Black History Month resources for elementary school cover English Language Arts, social studies, and STEM. Your students will read and learn about Black leaders and complete activities that help them apply their new knowledge.

ABCs of Black Freedom Fighters by Afrocentric Montessori
PreK – 1st Grades | English Language Arts, Social Studies

Black History Month by Latoya Reed
K – 2nd Grades | English Language Arts

1st Grade: Alice Ball by Silloh Curriculum
1st Grade | Social Studies

Serena Williams Close Reading by Teach Me T
1st – 2nd Grades | Social Studies

Black History- Inventors NOW DIGITAL! by Education With an Apron
1st – 3rd Grades | Reading

Black History in Canada – STEM Challenges by BrowniePoints
1st – 3rd Grades | STEM

Black History Month Research Passages by Princess Netherly
2nd – 3rd Grades | Social Studies

Black History Biography Posters and Articles by Two Sharp Pencils
2nd – 4th Grades | English Language Arts, Social Studies

Black History Lapbooks | Biographies by Making It Work Education
2nd – 5th Grades | English Language Arts, Social Studies

Black History Biography Activities Bundle by The Literacy Dive
3rd – 6th Grades | English Language Arts, Social Studies

Black History Month Biographies and Activities | Printable & Digital by Tanya G Marshall The Butterfly Teacher
4th – 6th Grades | English Language Arts, Social Studies

This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete with Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Black History Posters and Writing Reflection Pages by The Southern Teach
4th – 7th Grades | Social Studies

This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete with Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Black History Month Resources for Middle School and High School

If you’re looking for Black History Month activities for older students, try adding these resources to your lesson plans. You’ll find resources that explore Black History through social studies, writing, English Language Arts, and speech therapy. 

Black Mathematicians Music Video by Music Notes
Not Grade Specific | Math

This is a streaming video resource.

History of Jazz Music Reading Passage Activities by Rap Opera for Kids
5th – 7th Grades | English Language Arts

This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete with Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Black History Month Comprehension BOOM Cards & Worksheets by BVG SLP
5th – 8th Grades | Social Studies, Speech Therapy

This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete with Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Resist-Revolt-Reform: Enslavement and Resistance Project by Fannie’s RAW Content Market
5th – 9th Grades | Social Studies

Martin Luther King Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail & Call For Unity – Common Core Aligned by Tanesha B Forman
8th – 10th Grades | Writing

For more ways to incorporate Black history into your lesson plans year-round, check out:

This blog, originally published in 2021, has been updated for 2022.