Black History Month

Here are some resources your kids could explore for Black History Month.

Adults: Finding Your Roots Episode on Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick – This includes the great story of Mumbet, but I think it also offers an interesting look at changing views on slavery, how whites were products of their culture and how it took time and often someone to come along and basically wake them up to the reality around them.

Teens: Drop Me Off in Harlem  You can click Play All.

Elementary: Musical Harlem

Everyone: Watch Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (excerpts) Watching Guide (“Learn More”)

Everyone: Listen to “Of Thee We Sing.” Marian Anderson  Click on Listen.

Everyone: Tour a gallery of African American artists.  Take the tour. You can click on the pictures to see them larger.

Middle school/High school: Political cartoon after Brown vs. Board of Education, video clip on the first high school ordered to be desegregated

Teens: Click on the tabs along the side, a learning resource on the Civil Rights Movement.

Everyone: a place to read

  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • A History of Hip-Hop
  • The Truth About Race: It’s Not What it Looks Like
  • What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
  • Biographies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Jackie Robinson

Elementary: US Mission Escape from Slavery




14 thoughts on “Black History Month

  1. Loretta February 4, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    wow this is great thanks!!

  2. Desiree February 4, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Good stuff, thank you!!

  3. Rosalie February 4, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Thank you!

  4. Ebony February 5, 2016 / 2:51 am

    Thank you very much!!!!

  5. glorioushomeschool February 5, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Thank you for these wonderful resources ..

  6. josherikson03 February 8, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Thank you so much providing these resources. I had gone to the library to pick up books on the subject, but having something to incorporate into this format is wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  7. Zaraia Buonafina February 17, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I am pleased with the creator of this website

  8. Amy February 29, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Thank you!!

  9. Jennifer March 3, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Is there a diploma at the completion of this program?

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool March 3, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      We’re not a school, so we don’t provide any kind of documentation. You can look into your state’s rules for getting a diploma.

  10. Shay January 3, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    There’s really not a a lot of content on slavery, why is that? Slavery is a big part of American history, a lesson plan on it is needed.

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