Black History Month Resources

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UTLA Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

In remembrance of important people and events in US history we celebrate Black History month with some resources for educators. 


Classroom Lesson Plans

NEA Resources

Integrating African-American Culture & History into Your Curriculum

By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer.

Found Inlanguage arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

Resources for:

NEA Lesson Resources


NEA Read Across America in February

Recommended books for all ages

Honors the contributions of African-Americans to the history, culture, and education of the United States during Black History Month.

All American music has been influenced by African-American musical tradition and there are wonderful books to help readers explore and understand the powerful role music plays in history and culture. 

Recommended books from NEA


AFT Share my Lesson resource

This February, start your Black History Month lesson planning with Share My Lesson’s expanded collection. You’ll find lessons, worksheets and activities to teach your preK-12 students about key events and individuals whose accomplishments continue to influence us today.

You'll also get ideas and resources for integrating African-American history and culture into all aspects of the yearlong curriculum including features for literature, history, biographies of notable Black Americans, film, music, art, migration/immigration, the struggle for civil rights both past and present, racism and current events.

Share my Lesson website


AFT First Book Marketplace

Delivering possibilities for children in need

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This selection focuses on Black History with African-American interest.

First Book Marketplace