My students are finishing up their Black History Month projects. They will be showcasing a variety of African-Americans from past and present in multiple formats from photo journals to comic books to essays. I challenged them to stretch themselves to go deep into exploring different individuals.
We also did several activities around the Harlem Renaissance and pulled in some exploration of the Civil Rights Movement, and in particular how it ties into current civil rights' issues.
Whether you spend a day on Black History month or the entire month, there is a wealth of great ideas for you. I've gathered some of my favorites from my fellow teaching friends (and put in a couple of my own). Check it out for a little inspiration or to grab a ready-to-use activity.