Black History Across the Curriculum

imagesMany students and teachers return to classes next week — the last week of February, which is Black History Week.   Black history is a vital subject that can extend to various content within the school curriculum.  For example, the lesson plan Understanding Duke Ellington from WNET for grades 1-4 offers a chance to explore subjects like culture, music, people and their relationships.  PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of  African American resources that can integrated into many content areas.  Here’s a rich sampling from some of its best contributors:
Ronald Johnson of SapeloIsland | American Graduate | 3-12
Rosa Parks | WGBH | 3-12
African American History | Lion Television | 4-13+
Civil Rights Act 1964 | National Archives | 6-13+
Together| WNET | 3-8
Jacob Lawrence & Martin Puryear| American Graduate | 6-12
The Harlem Renaissance | Library of Congress | 6-12
14th Amendment | National Archives | 6-13+
Finding Your Roots | WNET | 8-12
The NAACP | Library of Congress | 9-12
Using Oral History | Hudson West Productions | 9-12
A Writer in the Making | American Masters | 9-12
Forgotten Genius | NOVA | 9-12
African American Tradition | Give Me the Banjo | 9-12

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