6 resources to teach your children about Black History Month

If you’re looking to teach your children about civil rights activists this Black History Month, and year round, the resources below can help!

1. Books

In an article for PBS, children’s book author Cheryl Willis Hudson offered some suggestions to help you connect your children with Black history, including buying books by Black authors and illustrators and making them part of your kid's permanent collection. Read more of her suggestions here

2. Library

You can also check your local library - as many will be displaying books this month, and will have talks and activities for children and adults. Follow coronavirus safety rules before visiting.

3. Center for Racial Justice in Education

Here you can find many lesson plans and curriculum resources for educators.

4. African American History Month

This website offers exhibits, collections, audio and video on civil rights and African American history, as well as lesson plans for teachers. 

5. PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media has a great lineup of short history lessons featuring former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, scholar Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, and others. Find the stories here

6. The Black Inventor Online Museum

This website focuses on the ingenuity and accomplishments of the top Black inventors over the last 300 years.