6 resources to teach your kids about Black History Month

If you’re looking to teach your kids about civil rights activists this Black History Month and throughout the year, the resources below can help!

1. Books

In an article for PBS, children’s book author Cheryl Willis Hudson offered some suggestions to help you connect your children to black history, including buying books by black authors and illustrators and becoming part of your child’s permanent collection. Read more of his suggestions here.

2. Library

You can also check your local library – as many will be displaying books this month and offering lectures and activities for children and adults. Follow coronavirus safety rules before visiting.

3. Center for Racial Justice in Education

4. African American History Month

This website offers exhibits, collections, audio and video on civil rights and African American history, as well as lesson plans for teachers.

5. PBS learning materials

PBS Learning Media has an excellent lineup of short history lessons featuring former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, researcher Dr. WEB DuBois and others. Find the stories here.

6. The Black Inventor’s Online Museum

This website focuses on the ingenuity and accomplishments of top black inventors over the past 300 years.

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