Thinkfinity.org, which is the educational website of the Verizon Foundation, has posted Black History Month related free lesson plans, teacher resources and student activities that innovative educators might find useful for their classrooms. The site has lots of free educational resources for standards-based K-12 lesson plans, educational games, music clips and videos – all relating to Black History Month and available for downloading.
Here is some of what you’ll find on the site:
Interact with Information on Black History Month
Listen to black scientists. Take a virtual field trip. Trace the blues. Immerse yourself in 1920s
Image: Associated Press
Investigating African American History, Art and Literature
Learn about the tremendous contributions that African Americans have made to the history, art and literature of the
Image: "The Migration of the Negro Panel no. 57, 1940-1941" by Jacob Lawrence.
©2008 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence
African American Read-In
Make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Participate in the Twentieth National African American Read-In. It can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book by an African American author. read more >>