Despite being over 150 years since the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, stories of racial tension and inequality remain far too common in our nation’s news. This reality makes it that much more important to recognize what’s coming up in February—National Black History Month!
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially dedicated the month of February to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of black Americans and their pivotal role in U.S. history. This is an outstanding opportunity to introduce your students to key historical events and leaders, and help them think critically about issues of race that are just as important today as ever before.
Ready to kick off this month of learning and recognition in your classroom? Check out our Black History Month Toolkit with free, printable activity sheets, fact sheets, critical thinking questions known as ThinkIts, and a lesson plan from EducationCity!