How can you celebrate Black History Month during February and weave these important lessons into your classroom throughout the year? Take a look at some creative resources and thoughtful teaching ideas from Teacher-Authors in the TpT community. You’ll find biography projects, full units, and classroom posters right here. 

Biographies and Biographical Events

Help your students learn about key individuals and events in black history through the use of writing prompts, comprehension and inference questions, and more. 

Emmett Till and The 16th Street Bombing - FREEBIE
Emmett Till and The 16th Street Bombing – FREEBIE by Tanesha B Forman
Langston Hughes Biography Informational Texts Activities
Langston Hughes Biography Informational Texts Activities by Diana Bailey
Black History Month Biography for Science: William Kamkwamba
Black History Month Biography for Science: William Kamkwamba by UtahRoots

Unit Studies

These comprehensive units will allow your students to dive deep into the content over time while they learn about famous African Americans of past and present.

Black History Unit Study - We Got Jazz!
Black History Unit Study – We Got Jazz! by Look We’re Learning
The 1920s: The Harlem Renaissance
The 1920s: The Harlem Renaissance by Reading Through History

Posters and Class Decor

Use these posters to decorate your classroom and enhance your lessons during Black History month and beyond. 

Black History Month Poster Set 2
Black History Month Poster Set 2 by Kadeen Teaches
Black History Month Activity: Famous Faces™ Collaborative Poster [v1] w/ MLK Jr by
Black History Month Activity: Famous Faces™ Collaborative Poster [v1] w/ MLK Jr by Art with Jenny K

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