Black History Month provides opportunities for teachers to present some of the most relevant and important lessons of the year. I created the materials in this bundle in an effort to support the history and contributions of African-Americans in new and engaging ways.
In this bundle you get:
(1) A wordsearch that contains 12 African-American inventors, historical and contemporary, and their contributions to science. This can be used as a warm-up to any of your current lessons, as a brain break, as a differentiation tool, or as part of you substitute teacher plans.
(2) A handout that lists 5 of the most relevant Supreme Court cases in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This handout includes a link to numerous landmark cases and can be assigned as homework prior to your class discussion of:
a. The central issues in the cases,
b. The Supreme Court rulings,
c. The impact that these rulings had on American society
3. For Spanish classes, and bilingual classrooms, I have also included a short reading selection in Spanish that summarizes Black History Month, its origin, and purpose.
I think that you will find that this bundle can complement your current unit materials in very positive ways whether you teach Social Studies, Civics, U.S. Government or a Spanish course.
In appreciation of the contributions to education made by our Civil Rights leaders, I am waving the multiple licenses fee so that you may share these resources with your colleagues at no additional charge.