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Unsure of how to teach your children about Black History Month? This list includes over 60 videos, lesson ideas, and more!

A Comprehensive List of Resources To Teach Black History Month For Families

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Unsure of how to teach your children about Black History Month? This list includes over 60 videos, lesson ideas, and more! 

Did we miss something? Share your favorite ideas below!

About Black History Month

  1. Why and How Do We Teach About Black History Month? By Read Like a Rockstar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETeTSugggNY
  2.  Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month by Read Like a Rock Star (teacherspayteachers.com): Free!
  3. Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Black History | Teaching Tolerance
  4. Black History Month | All About the Holidays | PBS LearningMedia
  5. First Name Basis Podcast: 2:05 A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month (libsyn.com)
  6. Products | Raising A Legacy Free!

Black History

*The majority of these videos are biographies. Many of the people listed here also have videos available of speeches and interviews they have done. In order to keep this list on the shorter side, they have not been included, but we encourage you to check them out on your own. Listening to a biography of someone and listening to them actually speak provide two very different viewpoints and perspectives. 

  1. Biography of Harriet Tubman https://youtu.be/N_9IA10MXvs
  2. The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity | Scholastic.com
  1. A KID EXPLAINS FREDERICK DOUGLASS – YouTube
  1. Ida B Wells – Anti-Lynching Crusader | Biography – YouTube
  2. Introducing…Mary Church Terrell – YouTube
  1. Learn about Black History with W.E.B. Du Bois. Here’s a W.E.B. Du Bois cartoon for students – YouTube
  1. The Harlem Renaissance – YouTube
  1. Maya Angelou’s Life, Legacy and Language – YouTube
  2. How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’ – YouTube
  1. Who is Langston Hughes | Fun Facts for Students | Black History Month Videos for Students – YouTube
  1. Zora Neale Hurston – American Folklorist | Biography – YouTube
  1. Who is the First Lady of Jazz? Ella Fitzgerald! Watch a Biography about her life (Black History) – YouTube
  1. Black History Month Videos: Duke Ellington Biography (Educational) – YouTube
  2. Medgar Evers Biography for Students | Civil Rights Movement Summary | American Black History Facts – YouTube
  3. Medgar Evers – Assassination | American Freedom Stories | Biography – YouTube
  1. Rosa Parks for Kids | Biography Video – YouTube
  1. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President – YouTube
  1. Fun Facts from Black History for students | Coretta Scott King Biography Cartoon | Educational – YouTube
  1. MALCOLM X (Civil Rights Leader) – Black History Month – YouTube
  1. The Civil Rights Movement – YouTube
  2. https://civilrightstrail.com/interactive-map
  3. Civil Rights Movement | Free Middle School Teaching Resources (scholastic.com) 
  1. Klan Bombing of Birmingham Church 1963 – YouTube
  2. Ella Baker – #WomenYouShouldKnow – YouTube
  1. The real story of the Green Book – YouTube
  1. How should we remember activist Stokely Carmichael? – YouTube
  1. How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement? #BecauseOfHerStory – YouTube
  1. History Brief: the Black Panther Party – YouTube
  2. Black History for Students | Carter G Woodson Biography | Father of Black History Month – YouTube
  1. Barack Obama: 44th President of the United States of America | Biography – YouTube
  1. Michelle Obama fun facts for students | Biography | Black History Month – YouTube
  1. A brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement | CBC Kids News – YouTube
  1. Smithsonian Education – African American Heritage Teaching Resources
  1. Musical Explorers for Families: Hip Hop | Carnegie Hall
  2. Black History Month resources from world’s largest scientific society – American Chemical Society (acs.org)
  3. The Black Radical Tradition_0.pdf (libcom.org)

Movies

  1. Watch Ruby Bridges | Prime Video (amazon.com)
  2. Watch Hidden Figures | Prime Video (amazon.com)
  3. Amazon.com: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World: Lynn Whitfield, Michael Bacon, Paul R. Gagne, Melissa R. Ellard
  4. Watch Henry’s Freedom Box | Prime Video (amazon.com)
  5. Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History | Netflix Official Site
  6. Watch A Ballerina’s Tale | Prime Video (amazon.com)
  7. Bookmarks: Home | Netflix (netflixbookmarks.com)
  8. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey | Netflix Official Site
  9. Watch Black Panther (2018) (4K UHD) | Prime Video (amazon.com)

Books:

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For Adults:

  1. Slavery to Mass Incarceration – YouTube
  1. Who Really Ran the Underground Railroad? (theroot.com)
  1. Ida B. Wells and Her Anti-Lynching Campaign (thoughtco.com)
  1. Rosa Parks Wasn’t Meek, Passive, or Naive—and 7 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in School | The Nation
  1. https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/08/29/1011562/-Most-of-you-have-no-idea-what-Martin-Luther-King-actually-did?fbclid=IwAR22iVRq9uJ9Wg8h1qbRIHTOs_5LKWrpTxZ4lAD-eJbnXOqSqBRoRrpRtDY
  1. ‘One of the biggest, baddest things we did’: Black Panthers’ free breakfasts, 50 years on | Oakland | The Guardian
  1. Timeline of Protests (theroot.com)

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