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Celebrating Black History Month

Five activities to develop problem-solving and collaboration by analyzing American Black History and the fight for fairness and equality.

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Getting Started

Our American history cannot be written without the remarkable contributions of Black Americans. These engaging, inquiry-based activities will help your students exercise their creativity and critical thinking skills while learning about the influence and impact that Black Americans have had on our history.

Each page is linked to a student-facing activity that you can share with your class. Whether your students do one or all of them – their work is making an impact!

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Looking for more activities to celebrate the heroes of the civil rights movement? Be sure to check out the lessons in the Timely Topic, Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.


Lesson 1

Learn Something, Do Something!

Learning about our past is the key to creating a better future.

Lesson 2

Stem-ing From The Past

A timeline activity to teach your students about how our American roots are grounded by Black American leaders in the field of STEM.

Lesson 3

"Letter" History Be Known

A research activity to get your students to better understand the influence that Black Americans have had on the betterment of our country.

Escape to Freedom
Lesson 4

Escape to Freedom

Your students can travel the route of the Underground Railroad to learn about this incredible network. As they answer questions along the way, they’ll see if they can help an escape to freedom!

Lesson 5

Pledge For Change!

An activity to empower your students to stand up against injustice by pledging to be the change they wish to see in the world!

Take A Stand

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If you like these lessons, you'll LOVE the Blue Apple project, Take a Stand, where students learn about current event issues and civil debate then use their voices to change the world!

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