African-American History Resources
|Learn about African-American history and the struggles presently faced by the black community within the United States. Explore these current and historic topics and delve into the biographies of notable African-Americans with your class. Use the resources below to study civil-rights issues, including slavery and racism. You will also find articles on economic realities and current issues facing African-Americans.|
The destructive, inhumane institution of slavery is an important topic for students to understand.
African-Americans in War
Although not always treated as equals in civilian society, African-Americans made significant military contributions to the U.S. during times of war.
Racism and the Struggle for Equality
African-Americans have experienced brutal racism in the U.S. and struggled in their search for equality.
The courage and accomplishments of these political and social leaders has been inspirational to all Americans.
African-Americans in the Arts
African-Americans have made and continue to make significant contributions to American art. Learn about prominent playwrights, poets, actors, and musicians.
African-Americans in Business
Delve into the economic realities that have faced African-Americans.
Explore current issues facing African-Americans.
Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
Top 10 Galleries
Explore our most popular Top 10 galleries, from Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom and Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips from Veteran Teachers to Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students and Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom. We'll help you get organized and prepared for every classroom situation, holiday, and more! Check out all of our galleries today.
May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Children's Book Week (5/13-19), Biographers Day (5/16), and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.