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 1935 Back of the Bus, 1945 Welcome Home, 1955 Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott  (written by Lin Donn, and Lin Donn's mom - author/artist Dorothy Scalzo)

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)

Barbara Jordan UNIT

Rosa Parks

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

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

Harriet Tubman

For Teachers - African American Literature

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

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

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

Plus ...

Free American History Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free Video Clips

Free American History Games (mrdonn)

Free Clip Art

Free Templates in PowerPoint format for Black History Month

Free templates