Black
History

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. To help your students celebrate the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities indelible in our country’s history, we’ve compiled a selection of teaching and learning materials adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

Perfect Pairings

Watch these short video clips from a previous Britannica webinar to get ideas on how to pair Britannica resources with quality children’s literature, to encourage inquiry and critical-thinking skills.

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Black History at a Glance

Explore these articles in Britannica School that provide students with a glance at African American History.

Integrating Media Literacy into Black History Month

Use these questions to encourage students to use a critical lens when analyzing media:

1. What do you see?

2. Identify culturally rich words that are racially charged.

3. What does this ad portray to viewers? What is the message?

4. Whose perspective is this from?

5. Who is the intended audience?

6. What perspectives are left out?

7. What is the motivation behind this image?

8. What does this image communicate?

Modern History Makers—Resource Packs

Take advantage of Britannica School with these curated resource packs that are filled with articles of Modern History Makers from the Black community.

We hope you and your students enjoy these activities and resources, as you continue your journey of incorporating culture and history into your curriculum!  Contact us at [email protected].

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