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Black History Month resources for your classroom

Black History Lessons and Resources: To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

Literature for youth and young adults: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding ethnic minority authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of minority culture and universal human values. http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/coretta-scott-king-book-awards-all-recipients-1970-present

Civil Rights Museum: With King Day coming up http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/ is a great resource.  The Education and Interpretation department of the museum is responsible for the content regarding the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950′s and 1960s in America and its modern applications throughout the world.

African American Biographical Database:   According to the sponsors, this is the largest database electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans. Click the “Search” button to access tips for locating individuals. http://aabd.chadwyck.com/

Library of Congress:  The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site is a good resource for students.  http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/  

African American Odyssey:  The Quest for Full Citizenship is an online exhibit sponsored by the Library of Congress. The site showcases over 240 artifacts of African American history, from slavery to civil rights. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

The African American Journey: This site is a compilation of PBS sites which focus upon the African American experience. Browse by category or search for a specific person. https://www.pbs.org/search/?q=african+american+history

EdTech Teacher --Black History (Exploring African American Issues on the Web): Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students. http://besthistorysites.net/american-history/african-americanblack-history/

Teacher Vision: Presents a collection of resources and features to honor Black History Month. Features include information on noted personalities, a Civil Rights timeline, and quizzes. https://www.teachervision.com/search/african%20american%20history

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