February is Black History Month: a time to commemorate the achievements and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. In classrooms across the country, teachers will aim to strike a balance between the triumphs and ingenuity of African Americans in politics, literature, the arts, and science while also addressing the struggle for justice.
The apps, games, and websites we've highlighted this week help to tell these stories. Students can delve deep into African American's accomplishments through rich sites like The Digital Public Library of America and PBS LearningMedia -- both packed with thought-provoking classroom resources. Other picks on this list provide important critical context like Facing History and Ourselves and Teaching Tolerance. Each of these top rated sites offer essential curriculum for teachers to show students the challenges African Americans have faced. Use these tools to boost your lessons during Black History Month -- and to break free of it, integrating African-American history all year long.
Let us know if you have any favorite resources to add to our list -- drop us a comment below!