Black History Month presents an opportune time for educators to start conversations with their students about the continued contributions of Black Americans.
Looking for inspiration? We’ve compiled some resources to get you started.
In honor of Black History Month, this is a living document that will update throughout the month of February, so be sure to check back!
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Websites with resources for Black History Month:
- Center for Racial Justice in Education’s family and educator guide
- National Education Association Black History Month resources
- Facing History and Ourselves: Honoring Black Agency and Black Joy
- Library of Congress’ Black History Month for Teachers
- National Museum of African American History and Culture collection
- Celebrating Black History Month – All Together
- Black History Month 2021 Teaching Resources
- Teaching Resources for Black History Month by The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Twitter chats to follow for Black History Month:
Social media accounts to follow for Black History Month:
Articles about Black History Month:
- Best Digital Resources for Teaching Black History Month
- How to expand Black History Month beyond February
- The Fight to Preserve-and Teach-African American History
- Families of Color Have Good Reasons to Mistrust Schools. We Must Change That.
- Teaching Black History in Culturally Responsive Ways
- 6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month
- Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight
Books about Black History Month*
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi
- Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
*unlinked so you can purchase from the bookseller of your choice
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