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Celebrating Black History Month Lesson Plans and FREE file

February is a busy month! It is also the time to learn more about some amazing Americans and to celebrate Black History Month.

 

Books to read

Here a just a few of my favorite books to read! (affiliate)

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

The Writing Station-FREE

I made you all a free mini-unit to celebrate some of these amazing leaders in black history.  This is a mini-writing center that is formatted like my other writing station units.  You can see my monthly writing stations HERE.  You will find the link to this free unit at the end of this blog post.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

As we approach Black History Month (and every month thereafter), I think it is important to have conversations with our students about race and bias.  However, sometimes it is hard to know what to say or fearing that you will say the wrong thing.   So I wanted to share a resource that may help guide you.

Other center activities for February

Here are a few more activities that work great in February!

Write the room activities

In this activity, students are adding the ending sounds to words.  Then they write the word and draw a picture to match.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Students are writing various sight words that are placed around the room.   Because the words are editable, it is really easy to adjust this activity to meet student needs.  You can find these HERE.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Story sequencing and writing

Students love putting these cards in order.  Then they turn their attention to writing their story.  They first cut out the black and white versions of the pictures and add them to their book.  The word bank really helps to support writers.  This could be done as a whole group, then moved into an independent center. You can find these HERE.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Fluency Center

Students love the Time Me station!  A great way to build fluency!   The Dolch words are loaded on the cards already, but because they are editable, I can quickly make a set specific for an individual student or group.  EASY! You can find this HERE.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included! Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Differentiated cubes

These students are working on counting on!  You can find this activity HERE.

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

Poetry listening station

QR codes have been added to the Poetry Music and Video units so students can easily turn the videos into a sing-a-long!

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

I also added the QR code to the student version.  In this way, students can take their poetry notebook home and practice!  Perfect for fluency Friday!

You can find the Music Videos in the following links:

Poetry Music and Video 1st EditionPoetry Music and Video 2nd Edition, Poetry Music and Video Nursery Rhyme Edition

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

I hope you have a fantastic week.  Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to grab your FREE file!

Celebrating Black History Month in February with a FREE download. Find out the read aloud books my classroom used to learn more about the Amazing Americans in history. Valentine themed centers are also included!

 
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My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
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    1. The free file is the writing center. You just need to add your email address to the box at the bottom of the blog post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Thank you for the Black History Month freebies.
    I was wondering if you have a newsletter or something to send to parents and let them know that you are planning to teach this. I will be honest, other than touching on Martin Luther King and making sure to incorporate literature and read alouds with all different groups of children, this is not sa topic I have taught… and it is making me feel anxious.

    1. I’m sorry Denise! I’m just seeing this.

      I did not have a specific note, I just always included a review each week in my classroom newsletter. You are welcome to email me. I’m sorry I am just now seeing your question.

      [email protected]

  2. Deedee, you rock. I use so many of your resources. I just know when I need something where to look! Thank you!!

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