How to Celebrate Black History Month in the Classroom

Once you’ve given your students an introduction, you can move on to the more fun activities.  An online scavenger hunt is a great activity that your students will thoroughly enjoy.  All kids love “playing” on the computer.  So, you’ll be reinforcing their computer skills while teaching them valuable information about many African-American contributors.

DVD’s or videos that depict some of the accomplishments of these great Americans are always a good choice within a classroom setting.  Or, if you’re able to, asking a speaker to come in and talk to your class would bring the importance of Black History Month to life for them.  By doing some research, you can probably find an African-American from your own community who has had a hand in making it a great place to live.  Ask him or her to come to your classroom and talk about their background and contributions.  Then, you’ll be able to give your students an opportunity to ask questions.  This is an excellent way to get students more involved and interested.

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