Honoring Black History – A list of resources for your classroom

This school year has challenged us in many ways.  One of the challenges that should stay with us is how we acknowledge and talk about race in our Catholic schools, classrooms and ministries.  It is widely recognized that understanding black history and culture should not be relegated to a single month, but interwoven with equity into the way we learn and teach about history, government, culture and faith in our Catholic schools.  The 2021 theme for Black History Month is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”.  The list of resources below is offered for educators to thoughtfully consider how they can recognize Black History Month, but also examine how diversity and identity can be a lasting theme in your classroom for 2021 and beyond. 

Catholic Resources:

Teacher resources from the National Black Catholic Congress

Black Catholic Saints and Martyrs

USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Open Wide Our Hearts: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

USCCB African American Affairs

Black History Month Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources

PBS Learning Media

National Education Association

Center for Racial Justice in Education

ADL Lesson Plans for Black History Month

Smithsonian Education

Library of Congress

National Council for the Social Studies

Anti-Racism anti-Bias Education Resources

Learning for Justice

Anti-Defamation League

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Teaching for Change

Learning for Justice Anti-Bias Education

Southern Poverty Law Center

How are you observing Black History Month in your classroom?  Share your resources with us @procedoproject 

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