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Black History Month – Teaching Presentation

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF, Google Slide | 13 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Introduce your students to the origins of Black History Month with this 13-slide PowerPoint presentation.

What is Black History Month?

We designed this class presentation to introduce students to the notable Black Americans, advocates, contributions, and events that inspired February’s month-long celebration of African American history. 

Inside, students will learn about:

  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Civil rights movement
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Rosa Parks
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Katherine Johnson

And more! 

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Implement Discussions to Honor Black History Month

Take this presentation even further with more ways to solidify learning about Black Americans who continue to shape our national identity. 

🗣️ Pre-Lesson Activity

Students can read this presentation independently, either at home or before starting the lesson as a group. Ask students to take notes about what they learned before beginning your lesson. 

🗣️ Turn & Talk

Ask students to write questions on a sticky note as the resource is presented, then put students into groups of 3 or 4 to help each other answer the questions on their sticky notes. 

🗣️ Be the Teacher

As a post-lesson activity, ask students what they would put on a quiz if they were the teacher. Ask students to write their own 5-question quiz using the information in the presentation. Then have them trade papers with another student to take the quiz.

Preparing This Resource for Your Students

Project this presentation on your smartboard or another projection device. 

Our printable Biography Brochure, ‘All About…’, and Biography Flipbook templates are linked in the presentation to use for additional learning. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or PDF version of this resource. 

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