As teachers make plans for Black History Month in their classrooms in February, Scholastic has built a set of free resources to help teach students about the African American experience. These resources include lesson plans, videos, student activities, and other content to teach a wide range of topics—from the stories of the Underground Railroad and Ruby Bridges to the books that inspire today’s African American leaders.
One package of lessons and activities offers insight into Rosa Parks’ life. Students can read about the famous day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, the successful boycott of the Montgomery, Ala., city bus system, and the eventual Supreme Court ruling against segregation. With a “Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline,” students can sequence the important events in the Civil Rights Movement and the life of Dr. King. And in a collection of videos and articles from the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, student reporters conduct interviews with today’s African American leaders from government, business, sports, and entertainment.