Here are 10 different ways to celebrate the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans this Black History Month!
- Bring Hip Hop into your class and celebrate music and artistry by having a dance party.
- Take a virtual field trip (360cities.net) and view artifacts, monuments and museums that celebrate African American History.
- Host a “Who Am I” scavenger hunt by giving students descriptions of influential African Americans and have them search for the person.
- Share Awesome Announcements each day by having students read a biography of an influential African American and discuss their accomplishments.
- Research #BlackLivesMatter together as a class and discuss its significance.
- Read an Article a Day hosted by ReadWorks to discuss together as a class.
- Write a letter from a past African American historical figure to a present African American historical figure or vice versa.
- Explore the Smithsonian National Museum of American History “Separate is Not Equal” exhibit to gain understanding on the Brown v. Board of Education historical decision.
- Reflect on the article “Black History Month 5 Leaders Making History Now” and discuss how these African Americans are currently making history.
- Have students review the Black History Month Pinterest board and choose a quote that they love or have them create their own board using Padlet with quotes that they choose.
For even more ideas, explore this Scholastic article here: 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month