Black History Month Resources for the Classroom

This compilation brings together 20 lesson plans and resources created by PBS NewsHour Extra to help teachers quickly find high-quality materials for any classroom to engage in authentic student-driven learning about Black History Month. Topics include historical civil rights events and current events. They include descriptions of the targeted grade-level, materials needed, national standards covered, and specific instructions to run the activities. Many feature video clips to spark thought and conversation around difficult issues.

This compilation of resources puts a wealth of lessons at teacher’s fingertips, and are useful beyond the context of Black History Month.

Source Organization: PBS NewsHour Extra

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