Teaching About Juneteenth: Activities for Students of All Ages

Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth takes place every year on June 19th in commemoration of the day in 1865 when news of federal orders freeing all previously enslaved peoples — issued three years earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 — finally reached Black Americans in Galveston, Texas. It’s an important day in American history, and it has grown in notoriety over recent years as more and more people learn about its significance. If you’re wondering how to teach about and help your students learn more about this day, check out these Juneteenth activities and lessons for students of all ages.

Juneteenth Resources for Elementary Schoolers

For elementary school students, use these three Juneteenth activities to engage young learners and to teach them about the history of this day.

Juneteenth Bundle

Juneteenth Bundle by Akwaaba Akademy
K-2nd Grade

Juneteenth Joy Activity Pack by Afrocentric Montessori
K-3rd Grade

Social Justice Observances

Social Justice Observances Calendar Pieces by Falicia O’Mard
K-5th Grade

Juneteenth Flipbook

Juneteenth Flipbook by Jasmine McClain
1st-3rd Grade

Juneteenth Resources for Middle and High Schoolers

High school students can discover more about this day in history through informational texts, writing prompts, and discussion questions using these three Juneteenth activities.

Juneteenth A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth – A Celebration of Freedom by Edventure Themes
5th-9th Grade

Compatible with Easel Activities: Customize this activity and assign it to students on a tablet or device using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Writing Juneteenth: Informative Writing Prompts That Encourage Learning

Juneteenth Writing Prompts – Digital Juneteenth Activities – Distance Learning by Writing with Tiff
6th-8th Grade

Made for Google Drive™ This resource can be used by students on Google Drive or Google Classroom.

Juneteenth Presentation

Juneteenth Black History Presentation by The Lit Health Teacher
6th-12th Grade

Includes an Easel Activity: This resource includes a ready-to-use digital version. Assign it to students to complete on a tablet or laptop through Easel. Learn more.

To discover more engaging resources for your classroom, browse digital resources on TpT.