During Black History Month, educators are encouraged to go beyond surface-level teaching and delve into the difficult–and often uncomfortable–experiences of Black people in the U.S. and around the world.
In the middle of civil rights campaigns and protests calling for racial equality, educators can take this opportunity to talk with students of all ages about the realities surrounding racism, equal rights, privilege, and bias.
Perhaps one of the most important “do’s” is this: Don’t limit your teaching of Black history to the month of February.
Often, educators can be a bit unsure of where to start as they approach Black history education. The following resources offer insights and resources on how to educate students and adults about Black history.
1. The Center for Racial Justice in Education has an amazingly vast list of resources for educators and students. Topics range from curriculum and lesson plans, the underrepresentation of Black stories and history in school, teaching Black Lives Matter in school, and more.