How Your Fellow Teachers Celebrate Black History Month

by | 02.11.19

We’ve heard from teachers like you that Black History Month offers a valuable opportunity to turn an extra spotlight on black history – and we’ve also heard how important it is to you to make sure black history is part of the curriculum all year long.

We asked the Teacher2Teacher community to share resources, lessons and activities you’re turning to this Black History Month, and we wanted to share some of what we heard.

Whether you’re looking for something to use this February – or just some great tips, books, Twitter follows, movies and more to share with your students any time of year – we hope you find some inspiration from your fellow teachers!

“During daily announcements [my school] highlights one person, a class bulletin board celebrating #BHM [in] STEM, [and] students make posters with 5×7 informational cards of important black scientists.” —Teacher Diana Soehl Lennon

“We are reading Claudette Colvin and writing our own biographies.” —Teacher Shay Brunson

“‘Dear Martin’ by Nic Stone is an AMAZING novel.” —Teacher Kaci Sublette-Marks

Follow @DrKChilds on Twitter! He shares a different Black mathematician each day!” —Teacher Bonnie Basu

“Movie/Book pairing: The Ernest Green Story paired with Warriors Don’t Cry
Movie/Book pairing: 42 paired with Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson
Movies: Race, Selma, The Great Debaters, Buffalo Soldiers, The Tuskegee Airmen” —Teacher Kimiko Pettis

“I love Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson about the great lady Michelle Obama, [and] Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson about Florence Mills.” —Teacher Heaven Spears


We’d love to know what you’d add to this list!

You can click here and here to see more suggestions from your fellow teachers in the T2T community – and if you’d like to keep the conversation going, join by following us on Twitter and Instagram!

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