African American History Illustration

Lesson Plans
& Activities

Black History Month


For Kids - Interactive Games & Activities

Special Section for Kids: 249 Years of Slavery in America - 1688-1865

Special Section for Kids: Segregation - The Bus 1935 Back of the Bus, 1945 Welcome Home, 1955 Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott 

Civil Rights Movement

Free Online Games & Activities About Black History

Anansi Tales and other stories from Africa

Some Famous African Americans for Kids & Teachers

Black History Month (Biography on A&E)

Booker T Washington UNIT

Barbara Jordan UNIT

Rosa Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson Plans & Activities

Toni Morrison

Ruby Bridges

Sojourner Truth (Women's Suffrage Movement)

Mary McLeod Bethune (African-American educator)

Andrew Young

Frederick Douglass

George Washington Carver Mini-Unit

Jackie Robinson

Famous African Americans (Thinkquest)

Harriet Tubman

For Teachers - African American Literature

African-American Story Tellers UNIT (5-8th grade)

African American Poets Lessons (grades 10-12)

Literature & Life: The Givens Collection

Reading Rockets: Favorite Books for Black History Month

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance/ Poetry of Langston Hughes
(3-4 days, see also Poetry Slam)

Lesson Plans For Teachers

FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format for Black History Month

Games & Activities for Black History Month

Black History Printables (free)

A Civil Rights Sojourn

Africans in America (PBS)

African American Mosaic

In Motion - 400 Years

African Americans - stamps

African America Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

African American History

Slavery in America - Index

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Events Leading Up to the Civil War, Causes

The Civil War

Jim Crow Laws


After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South

AP Lesson Plans

African American History and Heritage Site

NAACP Homepage

History/African American UNITS

Civil Rights Movement (lesson plans, units)

All About Kwanzaa

Protest Songs

Free iPad and iPhone Apps - Black History Month

Free Templates in PowerPoint format for Black History Month

Free templates