Resource Library Collection: Ideas to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is the time to celebrate the achievements, life-changing events, and influence of history makers! National Geographic has a Resource Library collection with over 30 resources to help educators cover important events and figures.  Browse a few suggested highlights to get the conversation with your students started.  ARTICLE From athletes and musicians to inventors and trailblazers, there are a variety of profiles to … Continue reading Resource Library Collection: Ideas to Celebrate Black History Month

Reflecting on the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Now that February has ended (how is it already March?!) we are looking back to the beginning of the month when we participated in the nationwide Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. When talking about something like Black Lives Matter with third graders, we work hard to make sure that the points of entry and examples are tangible, accessible, and developmentally appropriate. As … Continue reading Reflecting on the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Didn’t address Black History Month? It’s not too late to have an impact!

As we come to the end of Black History Month, I take off my teacher hat and put on my dad hat. I have three kids who are truly empathetic to the world (though strangely, not to each other). They want to fight injustice anywhere they see it—in bullying, inequalities, or in the environment. My wife and I have tried to help them see that … Continue reading Didn’t address Black History Month? It’s not too late to have an impact!

Music Lyrics: Engaging Primary Sources

I was fortunate to attend the National Council for Social Studies convention when it was held in St. Louis with my colleague and fellow #worldgeochat moderator Chris Heffernan (@cheffernan75) . We had decided to divide and conquer by attending different sessions. When we met up at the end of the day, he told me he had attended a great session by Craig Divis called “Mandela’s … Continue reading Music Lyrics: Engaging Primary Sources

Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Teach Black History Month

February is the month when we celebrate the rich history of the African diaspora and honor the brave men and women who fought for the civil rights of African Americans. National Geographic Education has a great collection of resources to help educators teach this important topic to students of all backgrounds. Here are five highlights from the growing collection. 1. PROFILES IN BLACK HISTORY Read … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Teach Black History Month