Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Black History Month and Thinkfinity

 Thinkfinity is a great resource any time of the year. However, since February is Black History Month, this site has a great selection of lesson plans for teachers to use. Remember resources and lesson plans in Thinkfinity are free for teachers to use.

The NAACP Interactive Timeline has classroom lessons, links to other websites, and artifacts for teachers to use to teach about Black History.

Edsitement also has lesson plans for Black History Month. Check out "The Quest for the American Dream: A Rasin in the Sun" and listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech and Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise. This lesson plan is called "Introducing Metaphors through Poetry".

From Smithsonian's History Explorer, there are lesson plans, artifacts and activities. One of the activities, "Word Art with King's Words" has students reading Dr. King's biography Martin's Big Words and then creating a Wordle from some of the words or phrases that students find meaningful or important to them.

The Blues Journey from The Kennedy Center Arts Edge, is an audio history. Be sure to turn on your speakers for this journey.

African Americans in Science from Science Netlinks offer lesson plans, tools, and resources. The tools and resources will take you to different web sites related to the lesson plan.

Make sure to look at all the resources in Thinkfinity. I think you will be surprised at what you will find.

Original image: 'A Stoic MLK, Jr.' by: Harris Walker

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1 comment:

naomi said...

Thanks for recommending our resources!

Smithsonian's History Explorer