Black History Month Round-up


Subjects: Civics, History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Resources to celebrate Black History Month & teach students about influential African American leaders.

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9-12
This documentary recounts the Vaughan’s singing career from her childhood at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church to her debut at the Apollo Theater to her preeminence in the world of jazz through live footage and interviews.
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HistorySocial Studies
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What can we learn from studying the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision?
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Tom Brokaw takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.
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6-89-12
History.com roundup of resources on Martin Luther King Jr.
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6-89-12
History website chronicles the key points in the Civil Rights movement.
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6-89-12
This Biography Channel featured web page chronicles the personal and political life of King.
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Chronicles the former slave turned abolitionist leader's lifelong struggle for justice.
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The definitive story of President Obama, from his childhood in Honolulu to his history-making presidential win.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Chronicles the life of the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Profiles five famous Black Americans and the ways in which their lives and work impacted our world today.
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6-89-12
Web feature from Biography highlights the key events and people of the Harlem Renaissance.
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6-89-12
Biography of Hurston and related resources.
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6-89-12
Biography of Hughes includes links to additional resources and is part of a Black History round-up.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Full episode of Biography: Frederick Douglass as well as related resources.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
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Biography website includes the full episode that chronicles President Obama's personal and political life.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Full streaming episode from Biography chronicles the life of the first black American to sit on the Supreme Court.
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This website celebrates Black History Month with content featuring biographies, photo galleries & more!
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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee remembers the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Other Hopes and Messages in "Beyond I Have A Dream." In recognition of Black History Month and in honor of the 25th year the U.S. has celebrated Dr. King's birthday as a national holiday.
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History.com featured topic site includes videos, speeches, photo galleries, and interactives for Black History Month.
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Nickelodeon stars recite poems about famous black Americans.
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Printable activities, recipes, and suggestions for family books & dvds to teach Black History from Nick Jr.
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Video clip from Linda Ellerbee's Nick News discusses whether or not we need Black History Month.
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6-89-12
CNN Student News is offering a wide variety of content focused on Black History Month. There will be special show segments on the People and Places in Black History throughout February as well as an interactive quiz on Black History.
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This two-part documentary spotlights the Tuskegee Airmen and how they broke racial barriers and challenged stereotypes by serving their country in World War II.
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6-89-12
The Smithsonian Channel celebrates Black History Month with programs that highlight Martin Luther King Jr, the Greensboro Four and black aviators.
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Personal Development
6-89-12
This new installment of Disney Channel's series of interstitials features kids sharing their thoughts about what Black History means to them.
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9-12
TV One celebrates Black History Month with special movies and programming, including the premiere of The Black List.
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ArtsPersonal Development
9-12
BET's Black History Month lineup encompasses an array of culturally dynamic films, original series, and specials, including the 5th annual BET Honors.

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Related Tools & Resources

Black History Month on History.com

History.com featured topic site includes videos, speeches, photo galleries, and interactives for Black History Month.

Black History Month on Nick.com

Nickelodeon stars recite poems about famous black Americans.

Black History Month on Nick Jr.

Printable activities, recipes, and suggestions for family books & dvds to teach Black History from Nick Jr.

Black History Month on Smithsonian Channel

The Smithsonian Channel celebrates Black History Month with programs that highlight Martin Luther King Jr, the Greensboro Four and black aviators.

CNN Student News: Black History Month

CNN Student News is offering a wide variety of content focused on Black History Month. There will be special show segments on the People and Places in Black History throughout February as well as an interactive quiz on Black History.