Celebrate the accomplishments and study the struggles of African Americans during the month of February.

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to Black History Month, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. February is Black History Month in the United States. In this section of our website we highlight worksheets that features figures that were central to the formation African-American culture in North America.

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Word Search Worksheet

Word Search

Students will search the puzzle to find a dozen related vocabulary words. The terms that are included: Abolitionist, Advocate, Bias, Discrimination, Emancipation, Equality, Heritage, Injustice, Integrity, Oppression, Plantations, Prejudice

Word Scramble Worksheet

Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters of the Black History words. Then write them on the lines that are provided.

Missing Letters Worksheet

Missing Letters

Complete the words by placing the correct letter in the blank.

Word Chop Worksheet

Word Chop

You are given parts of the words. Put the pieces together to form the words. Here is a list of all of the vocabulary on this worksheet: abolitionist, advocate, bias, discrimination, emancipation, equality, heritage, injustice, integrity, oppression, plantations, prejudice

Black History Month Word Wall

Black History Month Word Wall

An eight page pack of major vocabulary words for students to work with. Just post the 8 pages on your wall.

Equality Acrostic Poem Worksheet

Equality Acrostic Poem

Write a poem with Equality being the key undertone.

Heritage Acrostic Poem Worksheet

Heritage Acrostic Poem

Write a poem with tones of Heritage mixed in there.

Unity Acrostic Worksheet

Unity Acrostic Poem

Bring all the world's culture together for one last acrostic poem.

Alphabetic Order Worksheet

Alphabetic Order

You are given a list of words that you need to put in alphabetic order. The terms that are included are: injustice, equality, heritage, advocate, bias. integrity abolitionist, oppression, emancipation, discrimination

BINGO Card #1

BINGO Card #1

We cover many relevant themes including: discrimination, prejudice, plantations, Freedmen's Bureau, bias, Dred Scott, equality, Underground Railroad, Atlantic slave trade, heritage, NAACP, affirmative action, abolitionist, slavery, injustice, indentured servant, integrity, civil rights, cotton gin, emancipation, segregation, advocate, racism, oppression

Bingo Card #2

Bingo Card #2

Same topics, just a rearranged card for version 2.

Bingo Card #3

BINGO Card #3

The third in the series. This gives you variation so that students can all have different cards.

Bingo Card #4

BINGO Card #4

Another mix up for you.

Bingo Card #5

BINGO Card #5

The fifth version for you.

Bingo Card #6

BINGO Card #6

The last version in the series for you.

KWL Diagram Worksheet

KWL Diagram

A themed KWL for you. This will help you open it up for a discussion.

What Is Black History Month?

There are so many celebrations throughout the year that are catered due to specific reasons such as Halloween, President's Day, Christmas Day, and so many more. Every holiday or every celebration carries its own reasons of celebration along with different traditions and festivities.

One such annual celebration is Black History Month. Every year, to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and the phenomenal role that they played in the U.S. history, this celebration is held every year throughout the world. Black history month is also known as the African American History Month.

African American History Month has rooted from the "Negro History Week." The week started because of the very prominent historian Carter G. Woodson various other African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month for celebrating black history.

How to Celebrate in High School

In the United States, black history and culture are inseparable. It's a terrific way for students to learn about black history and issues. Black History Week was formed in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson to commemorate Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, born in February.

When Black History Month was extended to a month-long event in 1976, it was a chance to emphasize the history and accomplishments of African Americans. Lately, Black History Month has been relegated to a few classes and a few wall art pieces that only last for a few days.

Here are some recommendations for teaching Black History Month are:

Reading

One of the world's largest kid's book publishers, Scholastic, has created 13 cross-curricular activities for teachers to commemorate Black History Month, divided into elementary, middle, and high school levels. While these activities are designed for regular classrooms, they may easily be modified for online or homeschool students.

Educators advise that students read for at least 20 minutes every day. Celebrate Black History Month people by having your student read a book on African American culture, the life of a notable African American individual, or the African American experience.

Going to the Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is dedicated only to the recording of African American life, history, and culture. They have rich online learning services to help you enlighten your student's learning experience, where students can explore both well-known and lesser-known historical moments.

Watching Documentaries

Documentaries bring history to life, linking us to pivotal moments in history. The selection of solid films about Black history and culture in America provided by PBS could be another way to educate students about black history month. Relive famous occasions like the 1963 March on Washington or trek with the Freedom Riders across the Jim Crow South. These documentaries are suitable for students in high school.

PBS also has a Learning Media series with lessons honoring Black History Month, such as the Emancipation Proclamation, the Great Migration, and the civil rights movement. These courses are intended to help educators and homeschoolers, but they are also an excellent resource for helping students get a better grasp of these essential topics.

Watching a Movie

Commemorate Black History Month by watching a movie celebrating the African American experience or historical events. Movie casts have grown increasingly diverse in recent years; selecting films that include performers of color is a method to recognize accomplishments.

Honoring Veterans

Almost 200,000 African Americans fought in the United States Army from 1863 to 1865, accounting for nearly 10% of all American troops in the Union Army during the Civil War. Everything began with the establishment of the 54th Massachusetts regiment.

African American men and women have a long history of participating in the United States military, dating back to the Civil War. By learning more about their service, your students can honor black history month peoples’ accomplishments in both war and peace.

Appreciating Black-Cultural Music

Listen to the famous African American artists to commemorate Black History Month. Learn more about the lives and music of the 50 most notable African American musical performers by having your student read about them. Use this chance to expose your student to musical genres impacted by these outstanding musicians, such as jazz, rhythm, blues, and hip-hop.

Watching TED Talks

TED Speeches are brief talks and presentations aimed at imparting information. The Black History Month playlist includes discussions of the departure of African Americans, an introduction to the lady Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as "the architect of the civil rights movement," and how openly discussing race benefits business and society.

It is an excellent opportunity for teachers to educate with purpose, pay respect to the tradition, and demonstrate to students the value of Black history and culture and the significance of the culture.