Make Black History Month even more memorable with these fun activities from National Education Association!

Whether you are celebrating the whole month of February or only for a few days, incorporating something interactive for students to do will liven up the classroom. Watch as students dive into their work and learn more about contributions made by African Americans with easy classroom activities that require little to no preparation on your end.

Here is short list of ideas for the English Language Arts classroom:

  • Read The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and follow up a discussion on theme and how it relates to their lives and the community they live in (Grades 11-12)
  • Read poems by African-American poets, such as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes
  • Watch short video clips about the life and work of Gordon Parks

Ask students to respond to the readings and videos they have watched via Flipgrid, a video response tool that allows for seamless peer discussion. Recordings can be short and sweet or lengthy, depending on your assignment.

Find the entire list of activities here.

Black History Month Activities

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