A great starting point for locating primary source documents on the African-American experience, this resource is divided into four categories: Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the WPA. The documents include pictures, essays, music, art, and much more. There is clearly something for every classroom.
In this blog, the author helps us to understand why it's important to incorporate African-American achievements, culture, and history throughout the year. Teachers will need to look outside of their traditional texts to find sources to support this model.
Arranged by periods in history, these resources have been vetted, and you should be able to find something that corresponds to your units of study and your grade level. See what you can find to help your students delve deeper into appropriate topics during Black History Month.
PBS developed and curated these activities for middle and high schoolers to delve into relevant topics related to Black History and Black History Month. As always, PBS delivers excellent materials that you can be confident using in your classes.
Kathryn Walbert analyzes the traditional inclusion of the African-American experience and offers a suggestion for making all units of study more inclusive. After you read this article, challenge yourself to add more integrative approaches in your classes.