Black History Month Lesson plan for kids and Resources 2016

Black History Month Lesson plan and Resources 2016

Teaching African-American History and culture into classrooms in 2016











February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the efforts of African Americans who have crossed boundaries, broken down barriers, and contributed to their fields. In 1926 Carter Woodson, a renowned historian, instituted the Week Black History. He chose the second week of February to coincide with this week's birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.


President Gerald Ford decided to extend this week to a month in 1976, the year of the bicentennial of the country. On this occasion, he urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the accomplishments of black Americans in every area, which are too often ignored."Son of former slaves in Virginia, Carter Woodson had realized that the difficulties and achievements of Americans of African descent were ignored or distorted. He then founded the Association for the study of the life and history of black Americans (Association for the Study of African American Life and History, or ASALH), which publishes a magazine and decides every year the theme of the Month of African-American history.

Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech


African Americans are descended mostly black slaves deported on slave ships to the time of the transatlantic slave. It is estimated that several million the number of people that were transported by force across the Americas. The first black slaves were brought to Virginia in 16195. The English colonies of southern Atlantic coast needed servile labor to work in the tobacco plantations. Throughout the eighteenth century, trafficking intensifies to reach the figure of 300 000 arrived. In 1790, 20% of the youth population of the US is africaine7 origin. As of this time, one can observe interbreeding with whites.

It seems appropriate that the achievements of African Americans receive attention annually during this month, after being poorly recognized for so long. With the assistance of the Web, you too can incorporate activities that reflect the positive impact black Americans have had on our nation's history. teachersincharge.com offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety of subjects in black history month.

President Obama family and Black history month 2016

Barack Obama entered politics in 1996 he was elected to the Illinois Senate where he performs three terms, from 1997 to 2004. He knows the failure in his bid for the nomination of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives 2000 but gets it in March 2004 for the United States Senate. Barack Obama notably distinguished by its early opposition to the Iraq war launched by George W. Bush and the speech he made in July 2004 during the Democratic convention that designates John Kerry as presidential candidate, who noticed provision knowing the fact for the first time at national level. Elected to the Federal Senate in November 2004, he declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois. He won the primary face to Hillary Rodham Clinton and officially nominated candidate at the convention of his party in Denver, August 27, 2008.

Michelle Obama met Barack Obama while they are the only two African-Americans of the Sidley Austin law firm for which they work. It is also his mentor when hired. They were married October 3, 1992 but both choose to stay in Chicago rather than move closer to Washington. Their first daughter, Malia, born July 4, 1998 and their second daughter, Natasha (called Sasha), 7 June 2001.

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Carter Woodson

Among the maternal ancestors of Michelle Obama, her great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was a slave on the plantation Henry Walls Shields in Clayton County, Georgia in US. The first son of Melvinia, Dolphus T. Shields, was a mestizo, born a slave in 1860, which, on the basis of DNA research, scientists have identified as Charles Marion Shields (20), son of his boss was probably the father. Dolphus Shields moved to Birmingham, Alabama after the Civil War, and some of her children emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago.


Lessons to Celebrate Black History Month

February is the annual observance of Black History Month, a time to recognize the achievements, contributions, and culture of African Americans.

LESSON PLANS African American History 2016

American Scientists and Inventors lesson plan

Learners will be expected to gain knowledge and  increase the us history bank on African American Scientists and Inventors Students will also learn and celebrate the contributions of African American scientists to the world as a whole and America in particular.students will gain knowledge on great African American heroes and great figures who did great things  and sacrificed their lives for for the service of the African American. African Americans in Science and Technology, African American Inventors

Brief biographies of African American inventors and black history heroes.

 learners will gain knowledge on The African American Migration Experience from Africa to the US, participate in lessons in black history such as famous black people  and activities organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the us today. Notable African Americans from the 18th-century to the present.

Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad

They will get to learn about Harriet Tubman  and The Underground Railroad,
from a slave owner in this online interactive.

African American History Month Exhibits and lesson plans for schools

Resources covering art and design, baseball, civil rights, culture, folklife, military, music and performing arts, religion, slavery, and resource guides.
Black labour, Lessons and links on the life histories of people whose struggle was part of a larger social and economic movement to improve the lives of the working class.

Students Learn the following in the African Americam life

History, images, and other resources covering the historic Supreme Court ruling ending segregation and ensuring opportunity in education.

Gordon Parks biography and achievements

A brief look at the life and work of Gordon Parks, novelist poet, painter, composer, pianist, and photographer. The site includes a brief biography, image gallery, and interview video clips.

African American Athletes lesson plan

Brief biographies and film clips of outstanding African American athletes. Don’t miss the links to legal and political figures, scientists and educators, activists, artists and writers, entertainers, and musicians and singers.

Civil Rights Timeline lesson plan

Students create a timeline about important events in the early civil rights movement

Famous African American lesson plan for students

biographies of famous African Americans in history

African American Inventors and Inventions lesson plan

Students learn about inventions created by African Americans and complete a work sheet about the information learned.

Dr. Martin Luther King, 'I Have a Dream' Poster lesson plan

After studying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, students create a poster about their dreams for the future.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Students dramatize the incident that started the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama

Local Black History

Help students learn about African American history in their city or town using library sources, online sources, and oral narratives
Civil Rights and African-American Heroes summative eveluation
Black History Month  summative evaluation