Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who helped shape the nation. Black History is American History.
Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are ingrained as part of our country's history. We can support our students as they learn more, discover cultural impacts, and follow movements through to the present day.
Here are some ideas to bring awareness and honor to Black History Month in your classroom:
Remember, Black History Month is an opportunity to understand Black histories, by going beyond stories of racism and slavery, and spotlighting Black achievement. As an educator and student, continued engagement with history is vital as it helps give context for the present and allows us all to gain an appreciation for the experiences of others.