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Black History Month in Hampton Roads, part 1

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Looking for a field trip or family outing to celebrate Black History Month? The Gallery, located at the intersection of Shore Drive and East Ocean View Avenue is presenting Linwood Pettaway’s six week ‘Portrait Event’ of prominent figures from the Civil Rights movement from 2 to 6 pm from now until February 26, 2014.

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Don’t want to brave the chilly weather? Free and inexpensive resources for Black History Month are available on TeachersPayTeachers

  • Power Point of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionists
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop thematic unit. Children will learn economic concepts like saving and investing while understanding the struggle for equal opportunity in America.
  • Bud, not Buddy, an award winning novel by Paul Curtis, is an excellent choice for upper elementary and middle school students wanting to understand what life was like in the 1960’s. This Power Point novel study makes it a breeze to teach.
  • A free graphic organizer for Bud, Not Buddy guides students to think through causes, consequences and solutions using Bud's theory about why people fall asleep in libraries as a jumping off point.
  • A free 24 slide Power Point with audio and visual.

Check out previous articles featuring resources for Black History Month, African American scientists and inventors and teaching cells and organelles.

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