February 2021 marks the 45th year of Black History Month, an annual celebration that calls on all of us to reflect and honor the significant roles and achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our collective American history. Through children's books, classroom activities, history lessons, virtual field trips, and educational videos, we will honor this tradition and show students its importance, along with the importance of Black history and culture. We invite you to celebrate and learn about Black History Month with your children beyond the classroom. Below are some helpful parent resources for celebrating in February and throughout the year.
Teaching Your Child About Black History | PBS for Parents:
In this article for PBS, children’s book author Cheryl Willis Hudson offers suggestions to help you connect your child(ren) with Black history.
Top 15 Children's Books for Black History Month | Family Education:
Celebrate Black History with kids of all ages by reading these stories of African Americans overcoming adversity and making their multicultural mark on the world.
Learn ways you can use three different board games to talk about Black History in science, math, and literature.
How to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids | Parents.com:
Get tips on celebrating as a family, from fun activities to volunteer opportunities.
African American History Month | The Library of Congress:
This website is dedicated to African American History Month and offers an abundant archive of exhibits and collections covering a variety of topics including education, arts, sports, places, culture, and more.