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Art, History & Culture
Black History Month Lesson Plans & Ideas
Black History Month - Elementary Resources
Black History Month - Middle & High School Resources
Brown v. Board of Education
- African American Heritage Teacher Toolkit for Grades K-12
A selective guide to links, lesson plans, books, CDs, videos, posters and more.
- DiversityCouncil.org - Lesson Plans
Through education, we use our diversity as the foundation to build a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.
- Teaching with Historic Places -- African American Lesson Plans
Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- All About Martin Luther King, Jr.
(for lower grades) Includes MLK Bio, Timeline, Printout MLK Childhood Printout/Activity, MLK Timeline Printout/Quiz, MLK Cloze Printout, MLK Printable Activity Book - Beginning Readers and MLK Printable Activity Book - Fluent Readers.
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
The King Papers Project is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate historical information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movements in which he participated.
- African American Odyssey
This Library of Congress site showcases the library's collection of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, musical scores, plays, films and recordings related to the African American experience.
- African American Perspectives
A review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
- African Studies Guide
Online Africa resources for the classroom research and study.
- ESPER: African Americans on U.S. Stamps
Learn more about Black Americans on stamps, Black American stamp issues and Black American themed stamps.
- Harlem Renaissance
Listen and watch performers and learn about key figures of the time.
- "I Will Be Heard" - Abolitionism in America
The site features rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865.
- In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
Learn about thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.
- The Internet African-American History Challenge
Features illustrated biographical sketches of 12 notable 19th-century African Americans.
- National Parks and Historic Sites Preserving African American History
Learn more about one of the many NPS sites dedicated to preserving African American heritage.
- PBS: Africans in America
The Web site chronicles the history of racial slavery in the United States -- from the start of the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century to the end of the American Civil War in 1865. The Teacher's Guide provides a context for teachers and students to use the Web in and out of the classroom.
- My Story: Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks, "The Mother of the Modern-day Civil Rights Movement," describes her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helps students understand the importance of every individual citizen in a democracy. Read through her story and then express how you would feel if you were in her situation.
- Rosa Parks Bus
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home. On this bus, she initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.
Slavery and Abolition
- Aboard a Slave Ship, 1829
Read Reverend Robert Walsh's account on board a slave ship off the African coast in 1829.
- African Americans in Slavery - Lower Mississippi Delta Region
An overview of the history of slavery.
- "Been Here So Long" American Slave Narratives
Seventeen naratives plus lesson plans and links to other resources.
- Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal's Writers' Project, 1936-1938
More than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
- Dred Scott's Fight for Freedom
The case that stated slaves were property to be owned.
- Escape from Slavery, 1838
Read in Frederick Douglass's own words how he escaped from slavery.
- From Slavery to Freedom
From the Library of Congress, a collection of pamphlets published from 1822 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics.
- Missouri Compromise
Read the act and it's effect on slaves of the Louisana Purchase of 1803.
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 1450-1750
Created by students, this site explores what role other countries played in the slave trade.