The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society as part of African American History Month.
African American History month is a wonderful celebration of the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and culture. Below are some resources to help educators integrate African American history into the curriculum not only in the month of February but on a regular basis. Check out thoughts by UNC School of Education and Teaching Tolerance.
Other resources related to African American History Month:
- EDSITEment! – Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources, African American History Month lesson plans, and 2015 blog post.
- Smithsonian – Black History Teaching Resources and DBQs about the Civil Rights Movement
- NEA – Black History Month resources
- The Newseum – Hundreds of free online historical newspapers, videos and lesson plans draw connections to civil rights battles then and now.
- Teaching History.org – African American History Month
- PBS Newshour Extra – Black History Month resources for the classroom
- ADL – Resources for teaching Black History Month.
- ReadWorks – Level readings that support Black History Month.
For more information contact Joe Schmidt, Social Studies Specialist, Maine Department of Education at (207) 624-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.