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African-American Culture and History: Lessons & Resources [web resource]

In honor of Black History Month, the National Education Association has assembled a collection of educational materials to help K-12 educators integrate African-American culture and history into the curriculum.

Content is organized by grades K-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. Each section includes several lesson plans, background resources for social studies, the arts, science, and sports, quizzes, printables, and links to video and audio files.

Lesson plans cover a variety of topics. Sample content includes:

Musical Harlem
Students in grades K-4 listen to jazz audio clips to learn to identify styles and musicians associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Celebrate African American Heritage
Lessons, activities, and resources for grades K-5.

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
Students in grades 6-8 participate in lessons and activities organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.

Variation in Human Skin Color
Students in grades 9-12 explore factors controlling human skin color variation and how perceived racial differences affect human society. Student and teacher materials are included.

The Invisible Man
Students in grades 11-12 read Ralph Ellison’s novel to explore the theme of invisibility in the book, in their own lives, and in their communities.

Check out the full range of free lesson plans, activities, and supplemental material on the NEA website.

Source: NEA |Black History Month Lessons & Resources, https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/black-history-month-lessons-resources | © Copyright 2021 National Education Association

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