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Juneteenth: Not Just a Texas Holiday

Whether during Black History Month, a unit on global Independence celebrations, or as a Summer school lesson, Juneteenth is the perfect holiday to explore concepts such as cultural history, freedom, independence, revolution and more. The resources in this collection provide materials and strategies for planning Juneteenth lessons that will not only educate, but also entertain.
A Collection By Tracy Pinkard
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Juneteenth: Not Just a Texas Holiday
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Filled with interesting facts about the holiday, this video by visitgalvestonisland is a great way to share more information about the celebration of Juneteenth. Although it is a promotional video, there is so much valuable information provided in the video, that it's definitely worth watching. Additionally, the images help students make real-life connections to Galveston and the context surrounding Juneteenth.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Four Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Students

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The suggestions for ways to celebrate Juneteenth with your student presented by Edutopia are awesome! They are meaningful and fun, and can be used in a variety of educational settings with just about any grade level. I definitely recommend taking a look at these ideas.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Crayola provides a creative activity and lesson plan for young students to explore Juneteenth and its significance. You'll want to bookmark this resource because it's fun. includes group work, is standards-aligned, and more.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This animated overview of Juneteenth is great for younger students, although older students might get a chuckle (and learn something), too. This video is appropriate for students to view independently for review or extension or to use in whole/small group instruction to generate discussion.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Juneteenth website presents a captivating, detailed account of the history behind the Juneteenth holiday. This resource is perfect for sharing with students for individual, small group, or whole group exploration. One of the best parts, is the quotation from the Proclamation read to the people of Texas; it gives a concrete voice to what students may only generally think of abstractly.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    ReadWriteThink provides some excellent activities and resources for middle and high school students related to Juneteenth. I especially like the activity that encourages students to think about how freedom is defined by comparing Juneteenth and 4th of July celebrations.
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    v75n76.blackhistorybulletin.com

    “When Peace Come”: Teaching the Significance of Juneteenth

    7 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    In this Black History Bulletin article, Shennette Garrett-Scott does an outstanding job of not only explaining why teaching about Juneteenth is important but also providing an amazing lesson plan to go along with it. The best part, however, is the background she provides for the holiday. This text itself is enough to build a lesson from but more than that it emphasizes how ,as Garrett-Scott call it, a "small, but pivotal moment" had a lasting impact on our society today.
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BloomBoard Asks:When do you usually teach your students about Juneteenth? How do you provide context to the holiday?