This resource is designed to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom. Students will learn about over 20 important and influential African Americans to fill every school day of the month. As they learn about each person, they’ll create a calendar fact card that they can glue to their February calendar. The end result is an interactive and meaningful calendar that celebrates Black History Month.
This resource includes everything students will need to make the interactive calendar, a profile pack filled with mini-biographies for all the people they study, and larger profile cards for classroom display or a fact hunt.
There are a variety of ways to teach this resource!
Students can learn about one person and add one calendar fact card to their calendar each school day in February. This method lends itself to a daily warm-up or end-of-the-day activity. If you start this method later in the month, you can easily double up on profiles and calendar facts.
Students can learn about every person and complete the calendar in a class period (or two) while going on a “fact hunt.” This option lends itself to completion at the start of the month, before a school break, or anytime!
If you’d like, students can also create a Black History Month Profile Pack filled with the profiles from each person that they learn about. This profile pack can be created if they learn about each person one-at-a-time or even if they learn about the significant people during a single day.
Students can easily complete their Black History Month calendars independently, with small groups, in learning stations, or as a whole class!
This resource contains everything you need to teach about Black History Month in any method you choose. Therefore, you’ll find a variety of options for the student materials. This is so that you can pick and and choose the versions of each material that works best for your instructional and photocopying needs.
This resource includes:
• Resource Overview (for the teacher)
• Detailed Lesson Plans (broken into three steps with four teaching options) – 4 pages
• Additional Ideas for Extending Student Learning
• Black History Month Calendar (2 pages)
• 25 Profile Cards on ½ sheets of paper (13 pages)
• Calendar Fact Cards – all people on 2 pages (3 pages)
• Calendar Fact Cards – all people on individual pages (25 pages)
• Profile Pack Cover and Back Page (1 page)
• Profile Pack Mini-Biographies – one person per page (25 pages)
• Profile Pack Mini-Biographies – multiple people per page (9 pages)
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