Are you looking for a way to easily have a Black History Month Celebration? Let me show you how to easily celebrate Black History in the classroom. Over the years, I have searched the internet for as many videos, games, and activities and have compiled them into several units!
Black History Month for Kids
As my way of saying thank you to teachers for all of the amazing things you do daily, I have compiled an ENTIRE UNIT for you to grab for FREE! There are 16 activities for your kiddos to work on throughout the month of February.
Why Black History Month is Celebrated?
I think this FREE Download would be great to leave for a substitute teacher. Since I have included links to multiple videos, this is perfect for a sub to watch and complete multiple activities afterward. I have tried to make this unit as simple as possible with as many options as I could! Thank you for all you do!
I have included a great section about our First Black Vice President, Kamala Harris. In 2021, she became the first woman of African or Asian descent to become vice president. My students have loved researching her and completing multiple activities about her life. You will also find GREAT information about Jackie Robinson and links to great videos if you do not have books for them to use for research. If you have not checked out HomeSchool Pop – run and check it out after you grab my free download!!!
Black History Month Meaning
After doing some quick research, Black History Month began as a great way of remembering historical people and events in African history. This holiday month is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, and in October in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
At our school, we always enjoy a play that the children produce, and last year we were able to host a ZOOM for all of the parents to watch! It was super fun and definitely enjoyed by so many families.
❤️ I have an amazing teacher friend, Desiree McGee Greene, who has two free skits that she would love to gift you as well. Go check her Black History Month skits out!
What Black History Month is All About
I love that Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. It began in 1926 by an African American historian, Carter Woodson.
Is Black History Month a National Holiday?
Yes, it is a national holiday. In 1976 President Gerald Ford recognized it and it became a national holiday. I hope you will check out this FREE unit with enough activities to celebrate Black History Month for the entire month of February! You can use some of the activities as morning work or use the research projects for small group work! You are going to enjoy all the options. ENJOY!!!!❤️
Ultimately, you are going to love this GREAT unit: Martin Luther King in my TPT store! This unit is perfectly packed with more activities than what is offered in the freebie. Check it out!
Here are a few more articles for you to read about Black History Month!