Learning About Black History Throughout the Year

Black History Month reminds us how much there is to learn and celebrate about the Black experience throughout the year, and NEPM and PBS is here to provide resources for the classroom and beyond.

This month PBS LearningMedia offers a selection of resources to spotlight influential Black women In your classroom.  Among them, Zora Neale Hurston | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum illuminates the American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker with a video clip, printable bio-sketch reader, and support materials.  The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Mae Jemison introduces students to this astronaut with a NOVA video profile and support materials. From the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, they can watch Dr. Bridgette Shannon – Chemist as she shares how her love of chemistry leads her to develop groundbreaking products as well as natural remedies.

Still more resources — such as Learning About Black Leaders Activity for young learners and Meet The Tuskegee Airmen and Ken Burns In The Classroom: Muhammed Ali for older ones — illustrate how PBS LearningMedia offers videos, lessons plans and more in all PreK-12 content areas.

This month PBS KIDS for Parents also provides Easy and Inspiring Activities to Celebrate Black History Month as well as articles on  Children’s Books to Celebrate Black History and Using Media To Talk With Children About Race.

And remember that NEPM, which is committed throughout the year to sharing programs that explore the Black experience, offers Black History Month 2022 with programming that explores and celebrates Black achievements in history, art, science, music, culture and more!

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