5 Easy Ways To Introduce Black History Into Your Classroom

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  Black History Month is coming to a close but it is never too late to teach about black heroes and accomplishments to your students. Students in any grade love indulging in art projects, documentaries, and skits geared toward learning more about their favorite black leaders. However, if you're like me, you're super busy trying to cram in another Common Core lesson for the week while accommodating for the various learning abilities in your classroom. In order to help teachers who both have limited planning time but are passionate about introducing Black history in their classroom, here are 5 easy ways to get students engaged Black American achievements.

  • Create a Black History classroom door decoration that centers around an event or person
  • Ask students to create a one-paragraph "commercial" on a Black hero. The teacher will choose a student to read theirs before the morning warm-up
  • Read a poem written by an African American poet and have a discussion
  • Ask students to bring in an item that represents African American culture including clothing
  • Introduce an African American quote of the day and allow the students to respond to it for a warm-up or morning work

Happy Teaching!

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