BCPS celebrates Black/African American History month every February. Join us in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Put the power of celebrating diversity to work in the classroom with ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids on African American History, the American Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Black/African American History Lessons & Activities
African American History: 5 Ways to Cultivate Greater Appreciation With Your Kids
African American History Month official website
Resource on how to facilitate a discussion on race:
Facilitating a Discussion Regarding Race Teacher Guide
Facing Race: STRATEGIES FOR LEADING AN HONEST CLASSROOM CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA
African American History Month official website: Contains numerous lessons, historical information and videos. The website is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Another way to celebrate diversity and multicultural connections year-round:
- September Multicultural Connections
- November Multicultural Connection
- December Multicultural Connection
- January Multicultural Connections
- February Multicultural Connection
- March Multicultural Connections
Character Education: Each Monthly Character Education Newsletter and Family Newsletter contains lessons, videos and activities on BCPS’s 8 character traits. These traits promote positive behavior and create a safer and more respectful learning environment for our students.
Resources for The Study of Women’s Contributions to the United States: Click here to access resources to use with both elementary and secondary grade students
Resources for The Study of Haitian Heritage Month/Haitian Flag Day: Haitian Heritage Month Resources
SharePoint: This website hosts only a portion of DPI’s resources on the 6 strands of prevention. BCPS employees can access DPI’s extensive warehouse of resources in DPI’s SharePoint.