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Black History Enriches American History

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February is Black History Month - an annual tribute to the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout our country’s history. 


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Learning About Black Leaders Bingo: Grades 1 and 2
 

Learning About Black Leaders Activity

 

Throughout history Black people have made important contributions to all facets of American society. These Black leaders range from authors to scientists, political activists, and more. Need a fun and engaging way to teach your students about some of these prominent Black leaders in history? What’s better than a game of Bingo? Enjoy learning and celebrating the significance of these trailblazers all while competing in this classic and friendly game as a class.

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Tuskegee Airmen | Yellowhammer History Hunt
 

Meet The Tuskegee Airmen

 

During World War II, the famed Tuskegee Airmen were fighting wars both on and off the battlefield. These extremely skilled pilots were amongst some of the few and only American pilots skilled and capable enough to take down German jet fighter airplanes. Use this 7-minute video and accompanying lesson to learn more about their accomplishments all while fighting for equality and against segregation in the US military.  

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Ken Burns In The Classroom: Muhammed Ali
 

Ken Burns In The Classroom: Muhammed Ali

 

Known as one of the most prolific and influential boxers of all-time, Muhammad Ali was also an inspirational Black leader. His courage inside and outside of the ring shaped both history and the minds of those who were fortunate enough to witness his initial impact in history. Analyze the ways Muhammad Ali protested the Vietnam War draft and racial inequity in America, and how the American public responded, through select clips from Ken Burns's Muhammad Ali.

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Unresolved: Still Seeking Justice: The Known and Unknown Stories of Civil Rights Figures

Still Seeking Justice: The Known and Unknown Stories of Civil Rights Figures 

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